Philly man set Collingdale fire over failed relationship: Police

Hurricane Sandy recovery
A Philadelphia man was arraigned this week on charges he set fire to an ex-girlfriend’s Collingdale apartment.
Credit: Thinkstock

A Philadelphia man is accused of setting fire to a Collingdale apartment last month in an act of revenge after the resident there ended their romantic relationship and then their friendship.

Kalyl D. Poindexter, 29, of Hadfield Street, was arraigned this week on multiple offenses, including arson, possession an instrument of crime, risking a catastrophe, burglary and stalking, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.

Poindexter allegedly set fire to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on the 500 block of MacDade Boulevard on Sept. 24. Clothes he had bought for the victim were found burned in a bedroom closet, and a firefighter discovered the oven was on and four stove burners lit inside the apartment.

The victim ended her friendship with Poindexter on Sept. 18, several days after she had given him keys to her apartment so he could retrieve his belongings. He was argumentative when he returned the keys, attempting to prevent the victim from closing her apartment door, she claimed.

The victim told police Poindexter had been sending her text messages and calling her with threats against her and her friend.

In addition to the fire, the victim reported a 50-inch TV and some personal items missing.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

'Barack Obama cheats on Michelle' claims Japanese politician…

A senior Japanese politician has marred Barack Obama's official visit to Tokyo with bizarre claims that the President cheats on his wife Michelle. Kazuyuki Hamada,…

International

British Royal family devastated by freak NY death…

The British royals have been left devastated by the death of Mark Shand, younger brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, after a freak fall in…

Local

Philadelphia principal has President Obama's ear

The West Philadelphia head is gathering ideas to present to the White House.

Local

Neighbors testify at Overbrook roommate slaying trial

Neighbors and roommates were called to testify Wednesday in the trial of Renaldo Robichaw, 56, charged with murder for the death of roommate Albert Smith, 48.

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 9

It was only an hour-long episode, but there's a lot to cover this week. The drama of Survivor strikes again as the identity of the…

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, April 23: 'Suburgatory,' 'Modern…

'Suburgatory' The men of "Suburgatory" go camping and Tessa mentors a social outcast in a Miss Chatswin contest, which brings her, once again, into conflict…

Movies

Latin culture highlighted at Filadelphia film fest

Get ready to have a “Bad Hair” day at the upcoming Filadelphia Latin American Film Festival. We mean that in the best possible way. The…

The Word

The best lines from Oprah's ex-stepmother's Daily Mail…

Oprah’s ex-stepmother, Barbara Winfrey, is out for revenge.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version

NFL

Eagles will spend Thanksgiving in Dallas, play four…

The Eagles have an impressive, challenging and exciting schedule in 2014.

NFL

NFL releases Eagles 2014 schedule

The Eagles have four primetime games, face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and host the Seahawks in a dynamic, challenging and impressive schedule.

NHL

All signs suggest Steve Mason will start in…

Flyers head coach Craig Berube elected to put Steve Mason in net for the final minutes of Game 3.

Style

Pippa Middleton's Etsy pick: Golden Thread Jewelry

Get a look at the jewelry Pippa Middleton loves and find out how you can buy it too.

Parenting

What every parent needs to know to get…

Mom and author of "Small Talk," Tracey Blake, shares her five practical tips to help you develop your children's language skills.

Sex

Subway crush: Meet your soulmate on your commute

Read about a couple who has been 40 years after meeting on the train.

Tech

Happy birthday, Game Boy! The handheld console turns…

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 this week. To commemorate, we look at some of its better games, like "Tetris" and "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening."