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Florida woman sets Tinder date on fire

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A Florida man was playing with fire when he went on a date with a woman he met on Tinder. Police said the Tinder date went up in flames when the Florida woman set a man she met on the dating app on fire.

Destiny Lenai Johnson, 25, was arrested on Nov. 25 and charged with three felonies of attempted murder, first-degree arson, and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, according to Miami-Dade County records.

The pair attempted to ignite a spark by meeting up when Johnson reportedly invited the man to meet her at a hotel near Miami. A burning desire allegedly motivated the man to visit Johnson around 5 a.m. on Nov. 25 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Kendall, Florida.

Johnson approached the man’s vehicle while carrying what appeared to be a gallon water jug, according to the arrest report.

The man had the hots for the woman until she purportedly asked him for money to fix her car.

The Miami Herald reported, “After the man gave Johnson the $60 he had on him, he said her demeanor changed rapidly, yelling, ‘You guys are out to get me.’ She then poured a yellow liquid that smelled like gasoline from the jug onto the front passenger seat of his vehicle, the man told police.”

During the heated encounter, “ignitable fluid” reportedly spilled on the man. Johnson is accused of igniting the fluid with a lighter – setting fire to the interior of his SUV, his right arm, and herself.

The man told police that he jumped out of the vehicle and rolled on the asphalt to extinguish the flames burning his body.

The man said he took out his firearm because he was in fear that the woman would attempt to set him on fire again. Johnson allegedly fled the fiery crime scene, and the man went to the front desk at the hotel to call the police.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue rushed the man to HCA Florida Kendall Hospital.

According to USA Today, “A 911 call was made a few hours later from less than a mile away about a naked woman with burns saying that she blew up a vehicle.”

Police located Johnson and she was taken to the same hospital.

Johnson allegedly told police that she was a victim of sex trafficking.

Johnson pleaded not guilty to the charges. Judge Lody Jean ordered her not to have any contact with the alleged victim and she was denied bail.

The suspect is currently being held at the Miami-Dade County’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Johnson is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 18.

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