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Tatanysha HedmanRenton, WA — A woman accused of setting her husband on fire after learning he may have molested her 7-year-old daughter, reportedly told police she chose fire because shooting him was “too nice.”

According to police, Tatanysha Hedman set fire to 52-year-old Vincent Phillips with gasoline and a flick of her Bic, as he lay sleeping in their bed on July 17.

Phillips managed to extinguish the flames before driving to a nearby convenience store, where he screamed “I’m on fire!” Which, by that time, he was not. Oops, credibility GONE.

Store employees called for medical assistance, and when police arrived on scene, Phillips reportedly said, “My wife did it,” before passing out.

When questioned by police, Hedman, 40, admitted setting her husband on fire. She claimed he hurt his stepdaughter, and well, shooting him was just too nice.

She’s being held on charges of arson and assault — bail has been set at $500,000.

Phillips is currently recovering at Harborview Medical Center. No word on the extent of his injuries. Investigators said they are recommending that Phillips be charged with first-degree child molestation.

No video, unfortunately, but a blurry still can be seen right here.

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  • Buffettgirl

    I would be totally OK with this IF she had some kind of proof… That she did it on speculation, that’s a no go…

  • Lena60

    She should check to see if his name pops up on a sex offender registry Or something.I wonder if she has other victims or he does.

  • Malodorous

    …where he screamed “I’m on fire!” Which, by that time, he was not. Oops, credibility GONE.

    Cut the dude some slack – it probably felt like he was still on fire.

  • King A sshole

    If he did it, they better let her off, cause she did the right thing. If not, do the same to her.

  • Kristina

    She doesn’t look capable of giving him an ordinary beat down…maybe in her position I would have chose fire too!

  • Sejanus

    Good for her.
    Let her off with a stern warning and a brand new Barbeque set!

    If he is in fact guilty of the child thingie…he had it coming and a whole lot more.

  • Sejanus

    I agree…but again though..IF he did it..this is pretty awesome!….lol

    His nuts roasting on an open fire.
    Hot flames, licking at his nose.
    Yuletide carols being sung by a choir.
    He’s in flames and out the door he goes.

    Everybody knows.
    Some burning of a diddler-oh.
    Help to make the …aw fuck it I ain’t in the mood for Christmas in July.

  • I lived in Renton for six months. Worked for a company there for five years. This is totally how bitches in Renton roll.

    We know me. Totally against vigilante justice. But when you’re a mom who just discovered this, you’re gonna do something about it. And when you’re a mom from Renton, you’re going to light a prick on fire.

    They’re recommending charges for him. They’ll offer her a very generous plea agreement. If she doesn’t take it and it goes to trial, I’m predicting jury nullification.

  • itsknotme

    Yep, the old set the man that sets the house on fire with the kids in it lesson.

  • mean birch

    Fry daddy

  • Stormclouds

    Burn daddy burn.

  • Kris
  • imonfiredammit

    Phillips managed to extinguish the flames before driving to a nearby convenience store, where he screamed “I’m on fire!”
    Hey that is my line 🙂 I am willing to bet that if she set his ass on FIRE that she probably had good reason. If my daughter were to tell me that my hubby was touching her I would 100% believe it and I would mess him up real good. Not sure about the whole burning someone alive…seems a bit dangerous. She could have caught the whole damn house on fire.

  • Could do the Bobbitt procedure but make sure nobody finds it again afterwards.

  • Texas Ranger

    Burning sounds good, but I still think I’d prefer the splat of his brains on the wall from a .45. Plus you wouldn’t have to replace a burnt up bed.

  • saboteurcupcake

    What mother in her position wouldn’t want to do this?! I am wondering if they left the step-daughter in his care while Mom is in jail?? Updates? I sure hope they removed her from the home.

  • Xipe Toltec

    If investigators are recommending he be charged with first degree child molestation charges there is some evidence of credibility to her story.

  • DeweyCheatam

    I hope she soaked his crotch with lighter fluid first. 🙂

  • Kristina

    Well why not…he wasn’t a good daddy!

  • Vesper Bond

    I’m curious about the severity of the burns. On the one hand, he was able to drive to a convienience store after the incidents, which leads me to believe that he wasn’t badly hurt. However, at the same time, he was running away from crazy with gasoline and a lighter, so I suppose that was an added incentive.

    I’m just a curious V.

  • Buffettgirl


  • Defafan

    Me too. Burn that cock right off, no cock-no more child raping.

  • Defafan

    I wish punishment for pedophiles was castration. Since birth control for women seems to make us not want sex, can’t we start feeding these pedos hormones so they have no testosterone=no sex drive? Just a thought since we know cutting off pedos peens will never be legal.

  • abbys_mom

    Maybe make certain he did it first – other than that, I’m good with this. Of course, the fact that the police are charging him makes me think there likely is some kind of proof – and if my daughter told me someone was hurting her, I’m not too sure I’d be able to wait for proof, either.

  • Texas Ranger

    Or….the easiest and most cost effective way to lower sex drive is to get married.

  • Chemical castration (typically via Depo-Provera) is a sentencing option in a lot of states, but I think it’s got to be voluntary.

  • (Psssst…. Dude was married…)

  • Texas Ranger

    He must have been immune to the effects of marriage. ..He’s a Mutant!

  • minjofu

    Not necessarily .. When it comes to pedophilia, the sickness isn’t in the genitals, hands, fingers, toes, whatever the pedophile uses to commit their selfish acts – it’s in the brain. I still think we should use the guillotine or a modern version of.

  • minjofu

    Recently I watched the Louis Theroux documentary about this trailer park that was a home for sex offenders. One of the people he spoke to was a man who submitted himself to chemical castration, which worked for a little while. Unfortunately his urges came back strong, and furious, and knowing he couldn’t control himself he opted for surgical castration. The saddest part of all came when he admitted that despite everything that had been done to “cure” him of his illness, he STILL had deviant sexual urges. Sometimes those things work, sometimes they don’t..

  • Leasha

    I like how in the video the customer glances at him then proceeds to give money to the cashier like, “I’d just like to complete my purchase.. this isn’t my deal.” The lack of concern was pretty epic, especially if he had in fact molested his stepdaughter which seems likely considering authorities are pursuing said charges.

  • Bladenukem

    Man, that’s gotta be a shitty day for him, He probably expected the cops to inform him that they caught his wife when they entered his hospital room, I’ll bet he wished she finished the job when they told him he’s being charged with molesting his daughter. Kinda sux that he’s gonna get off easy in prison, no one is gonna wanna shower-rape a man with burns all over his body.

  • Ursula Pine

    Kinda sux that he’s gonna get off easy in prison, no one is gonna wanna shower-rape a man with burns all over his body.- Bladenukem>>

    You think a little thing like burn scars are going to stop those guys? If anything, he might even get raped more as he might be perceived as not only a ‘short- eyes’ (chimo) but as a gimp or weak.

  • EmilyClocke

    Good for her

  • DeweyCheatam

    Let’s hope you’re right.

  • Linda NaeNae Owens

    U go girl U belong in the hall of fame or at least a gold star

  • Kim Graves

    A few child abuse sites are raising money for her defense

  • Kim Graves

    I have no issues with this, i was only 8 when i stood over my sleeping moms bf with a huge ass knife and wish to this day that i had the guts to push it into his throat, instead i put on my coat and tried to remember how to get to route 80 west which i remembered was how i got here in nj from ohio when i was only 6, i gave up after a few hours and walked home to be molested another 7 yrs and beaten, everytime i hear from the new ex gf of his who i warn when i get the info if i get it, well i get the call crying that their daughter or in this last case granddaughter were molested, i wish i had plunged the knife in that day

  • JohnQknowitall

    The speculation thing ALWAYS bothers me among other things with vigilantism. Not saying it happened here, but the child, theoretically, tells the mom something that is either mispronounced OR a white lie that appears sexual to hot head mom and poof: law enforcement and the courts are involved in a tragedy that didn’t happen…. anyway I am interested in how this plays out. For the child’s sake I hope she wasn’t molested.

  • thebossessecretary

    “Shooting him was just too nice.” Yes. I agree with this statement.

  • taffy550

    Finally, a woman stands up for her child. (I hope she made sure the kid was telling the truth before she threw the match.)

  • jelost

    Good for her.

  • Jessie

    Someone should light a fire under her fat ass :-p

  • Daniel Rossevelt

    Kinda late to the party but I used to live in Renton. Once a swat team got called to my apartments… Shit it is ghetto there man.