Report: Accused arsonist says he lit cars, home on fire after fight with ex-girlfriend over sick pet

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man arrested and accused in a string of arsons was upset his ex had euthanized their sick dog, according to Las Vegas Metro Police.

Juan Enrique Lopez, 52, was arrested Thursday. He’s charged with setting fire to five vehicles and part of a home in the central valley, in a neighborhood south of McCarran International Airport.

According to an arrest report Lopez was angry that a woman with whom he was in a “domestic relationship” put down his sick dog. Police had been called to the victim’s house Sunday for a separate incident.

Police said they had video of Lopez leaving the scene of one fire, and detectives found a bottle of lighter fluid inside his car.

Lopez is currently in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.

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