Man Set His Girlfriend's Chula Vista Home on Fire: CVPD | NBC 7 San Diego

Man Set His Girlfriend's Chula Vista Home on Fire: CVPD

Chula Vista Police are looking for Jose Germain Rodriguez



    Police are searching for a man they say lit his girlfriend's home on fire in Chula Vista, gutting the entire structure. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports. (Published Monday, Feb. 22, 2016)

    A man accused of setting his girlfriend's Chula Vista house on fire is on the run and police are warning the public to call 911 if he’s spotted.

    Jose Germain Rodriguez, 35, and his girlfriend got into an argument at a party in San Diego Saturday, according to police.

    During the argument Rodriguez allegedly hit his girlfriend, police said. Before police could arrive, Rodriguez left the party.

    Shortly before 11 p.m., a fire started inside the girlfriend’s home on Monserate Avenue. Chula Vista Police say the girlfriend’s adult daughter was asleep inside the home at the time the fire began.

    Officers were told a man was inside the home dousing the contents with gasoline.

    The daughter was able to escape the home before it was gutted by fire, police said.

    Rodriguez drove away from the scene and has not been taken into custody.

    Rodriquez is described as 5-feet 4-inches tall with a large tattoo that says 'Rodriguez' across his shoulders and upper back. No information on a suspect vehicle has been released by police.

    If you have any information, contact the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151 or the on-duty Watch Commander at (619) 476-5374.

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