Florida Man Sets Ex Wife's Home On Fire Then Takes Off In General Lee

Meanwhile in Florida...a man is accused of setting fire to his ex-wife’s home following a domestic disturbance before leading police on a high-speed chase in his vehicle painted to resemble the General Lee from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' television show.

Oswald Pereira, a horse jockey, faces several charges including fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the incident at the house in southwest Marion County on May 14.

There were injuries but only to the person who set the blaze, Pereira. Police said Oswald Pereira suffered burns to 15 percent of his body including his legs, arms and back. Deputies chased Pereira at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. He later ditched the Dodge Charger and jumped into a white SUV and continued to flee.

Pereira was eventually captured after he ran into his mobile home. Oswald Pereira was sent to Shands Hospital to receive treatment for his burns before he was arrested.

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