Report: after sexual advances spurned, man sets fires

Leonard Johnson, 29, was arrested Wednesday morning after a woman told police he set her chairs on fire after she spurned his sexual requests. Image courtesy: Oklahoma County Jail

Police say an Oklahoma City man was arrested on arson charges after his sexual advances were apparently spurned by a woman Wednesday morning.Leonard Johnson IV, 29, was arrested early Wednesday morning after the incident in NW Oklahoma City.Police said they were called to a home on NW 80th St. around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an arson that had just occurred. The victim told police she had been asleep when she woke up and smelled smoke. When she looked outside, she said two chairs on her front porch were on fire. She poured water on the fire and then called police. The woman said she knew who started it because the man had come by the house earlier. According to the woman, two men came up to her house and banged on the front door and demanded to be let in. She told police Johnson was one of the men and he was at her house for sex. She gave police the man's address and they spoke with Johnson and another man. The other man answered the officer's questions and said they went to the victim's house for sex around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Three hours later, they went back to the house and the other man said he stood on the street as Johnson walked up to the porch. He said Johnson pulled a bottle from his pocket and poured the contents onto the chairs. Johnson then lit the chairs on fire and then stepped back, the man said. Police arrested Johnson who admitted that he had been there earlier in hopes of "getting some sex". He told police he did not return to the home, however. He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on one count of arson.
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