Cops: Woman Offers Man Massage, Sets Him on Fire

Then allegedly takes off in his van
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2015 10:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – A man's massage came with a decidedly unhappy ending in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday: The man says Christina Leach, 27, offered him the massage in his home, then tied him to a bed, poured something flammable on his upper torso, and set him on fire. Leach, who allegedly then fled the scene in the man's work van, was arrested that night in said van, reports.

As for the unidentified victim, he was able to escape his bindings, jump out of a second story window (the fire had spread to the rest of the bedroom), and drive himself to a phone (ostensibly using another vehicle) where he called police. He was then hospitalized; his condition hasn't been reported. Leach has been charged with aggravated assault, arson, and theft, NBC Philadelphia reports. An earlier story says she met the victim five days prior to the incident.

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