Police: Man arrested after Fresno woman burned

December 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Police say a man who doused his girlfriend with gasoline and then tried to set her on fire has been arrested.

Hong-Thai Yang is charged with attempted murder and a number of domestic violence related charges.

Neighbors living near Huntington and Lind Avenue called the cops around 4 p.m. Sunday saying Yang was hitting his girlfriend near a car and that the car was on fire.

Investigators say the violence escalated and that's when he tried to set her on fire using a can of gasoline.

Crews tell Action News her back was smoldering but she was eventually able to put out the flames by rolling on the ground.

The couple has a two year old. Action News is told he was not hurt and is with family.