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Woman Arrested for Torching Husband's Harley

Barbara Waskey Barbara Waskey

08/25/2008 2:41 PM ET

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Police say a woman set her husband's motorcycle on fire in Ocean City on Saturday.

Officers responded responded to the area of 105 7th Street, in reference to a motorcycle reported to be on fire around 8:05 p.m.

Ocean City police arrived at the scene and saw a Harley Davidson Motorcycle on fire. Authorities say they saw the owner of the motorcycle, Joseph Lawrence Waskey, 40, of Ocean City, holding a garden hose attempting to put the fire out. Officers used fire extinguishers eventually putting out the fire.

Deputy Fire Marshal Cliff Christello said the fire had been deliberately set. According to investigators, Waskey's wife, Barbara Waskey, 43, of Rogersville, Tenn., had left the area at the time of the fire and eventually returned to the scene and spoke to police.

Investigators say they questioned the Waskey's about the motorcycle being set on fire. Police say Barbara removed the motorcycle's gas cap, stuffed a towel in the open gas tank, set the towel on fire and left the area.

According to authorities, police also recovered the motorcycle's gas cap from Barbara Waskey's car after she returned to the scene. Ocean City Deputy Fire Marshal Cliff Christello charged Barbara Waskey with second-degree arson, malicious burning and Reckless Endangerment.

Waskey was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and held on $50,000 bond.

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