Crime

Caja Gray allegedly assaulted ex-boyfriend, started fire in his basement

If the account offered by the Colorado Springs Police Department is accurate, breaking up with 33-year-old Caja Gray is really, really hard to do.

And it may bring some nasty repercussions.

Gray has been arrested for assault and arson, after allegedly attacking her former boyfriend and then starting a fire his home.

The crazy details below.

At around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, according to the CSPD, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of West Cucharras.

The caller reported a fire at his home.

Police officers were first on the scene and used a garden house to keep the flames at bay until the fire department could extinguish them once and for all.

With that threat was eliminated, the cops interviewed the man, who said someone had tried breaking into his place, and she wasn't a stranger. He identified her as Gray, previously his girlfriend.

The CSPD report says she no longer lives at the residence, and after being unable to gain access to it, she's accused of assaulting her onetime beau. And she apparently did a fine job of it, because he fled to get help as she was allegedly starting the fire in his basement.

Officers tracked down Gray at 7:30 p.m. the following day, arresting her on suspicion of arson, burglary and assault.

Not exactly a love story. Here's a larger look at Gray's mug shot.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Celia Montoya charged with holding down ten year old while boyfriend sexually assaulted her."

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