Vodka + cigarettes + ex-wife = TROUBLE

June 12, 2008 5:49:17 AM PDT
Vodka, cigarettes and an ex-wife -- sounds like something out of a country song. But they spell trouble for a Colorado man. According to authorities, Robert Turecek says he used vodka and cigarettes to set fire to his own home to get back at his ex-wife. Police say Turecek twice tried to burn down his house in Greeley with the booze-and-smokes combination.

When the first attempt failed, police charge Turecek poured even more vodka onto his living room carpet. The second fire Sunday did an estimated $220,000 in damage.

Neighbors say the ex-wife had moved out of the house, which is under foreclosure. Turecek is charged with two counts of arson and is being held on $50,000 bond.


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