Sometime early last night, Juan Tojeiro got in a bit of a spat with his girlfriend.
Apparently still furious after the argument, the 38-year-old Miami resident took the only logical revenge: He plowed his motorcycle through the front door of her jewelry shop, barricaded himself inside, and then tried to set himself and his bike on fire.
Police responded to a silent alarm at the store, named El Sol de Miami Joyeria, at 3419 SW Eighth St., a little before 8:30 p.m.
When they arrived, Tojeiro blocked the front door and threatened to set himself and the store on fire, says Det. William Moreno, a Miami PD spokesman. Tojeiro stuffed a cloth inside the gas tank of his motorcycle and set it aflame.
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Fortunately, police talked Tojeiro down before the fire reached the fuel. He put out the flames, surrendered, and now faces one count of attempted arson.