Cops: Spurned on Facebook, man sets fire to Ky. woman's home

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A man has been indicted on arson and burglary charges after police said a woman rejected him on Facebook, reports CBS affiliate WLKY.

James Graham, 37, allegedly broke into Joanie Yount's home on Nov. 28 and set it on fire.

According to WLKY, police said Yount had asked Graham to leave her alone, and had become uncomfortable after Graham posted comments on her Facebook photos.

"She rebuffed those and it's kind of what set this all in motion," said Frankfort Police Major Robert Warfel.

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Joanie Yount's sister shows a reporter the damage to the single mom's house WLKY

"This is one of those tragic situations where somebody is now without a home and for such a minor reason," he said. "It's disturbing."

Yount's sister, Samantha Beagle, reportedly said Graham was a friend of a friend and that Yount is a busy single mother who was not interested in his overtures.

"She doesn't want a relationship. She just wants people to leave her alone. When it comes to stuff like that, either be decent or don't bother her at all," Beagle said.

Police said Graham broke into Yount's home, set a box on fire near her bed and then fled. Much of the home was damaged and Yount and her 3-year-old son are reportedly staying with family.

"It could have got a whole lot worse," Beagle told the station. "And I just wonder, what if she was in there? What he would have done to her if she was lying in her bed before he set the house on fire?," she said.