From the “Of Course It’s Florida” files, police report that a Clearwater woman drenched her roommate in nail polish roomer and then proceeded to light the poor man on fire — because he’d tossed out her spaghetti and meatballs.
The incident happened sometime after 2:30 a.m., when Melissa Dawn Sellers and Carlos Ortiz began arguing. According to a friend who witnessed the incident, Sellers, 33, accused Ortiz, 42, of throwing out her dinner.
Both had been drinking, and at some point in the argument, Sellers poured nail polish remover over Ortiz’ upper body and ignited him with a cigarette or lighter. A friend who witnessed the incident described Ortiz’ face as “melting off” and “his lips were burning.”
Ortiz was taken the hospital, where he’s in critical condition with burns to his face, chest, and shoulders. Sellers, meanwhile, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.