YONKERS - A 43-year-old city woman was arrested over the weekend after she was accused of pouring lighter fluid over a disabled man and threatening to light it, police said.
"She threatened to light it, but she did not," Yonkers police Sgt. Patrick McCormack said.
The disabled man, who uses a wheelchair, told police that his neighbor, Jada Ross of 10 Mooney Place, became enraged with him after she saw him talking with two women, police said.
Ross is accused of dousing the 32-year-old man's T-shirt with the flammable liquid at 1:09 a.m. Saturday and lighting a cigarette lighter.
"I'll kill you," Ross said to him, according to police reports.
He pushed her away, and she ran into her apartment with the lighter fluid and lighter.
Ross was arrested later in her apartment. Police said that when she did not respond to knocks, they forced the door open, saying they were concerned for twin children in the apartment whom Ross was caring for. She appeared to be intoxicated and agitated, they said.
Police said they found the children sleeping in the living room, and Ross sleeping on a nearby couch.
The twins were turned over to their 20-year-old mother, police said.
The victim was not injured. Reached at his home yesterday, he declined to comment.
Ross was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies; menacing and fourth-degree criminal mischief, misdemeanors; and harassment, a violation.