- Kasey Lee Schembri, 20, set fire to her ex-boyfriend’s flat after he dumped her
- He had to break down the door when he returned to his Cardiff flat last year
- She has been jailed for two years and two months after admitting arson
A furious girlfriend set fire to her boyfriend’s home after he tried to dump her on Valentine’s Day.
Kasey Lee Schembri, 20, has been jailed after she set fire to her former partner’s furniture when he told her to move out.
When her boyfriend returned to his flat on Valentine’s Day last year, he found smoke coming from behind the front door – and a key snapped off in the lock.
Schembri was furious after her boyfriend tried to dump her on Valentine’s Day, and decided to take revenge by setting his furniture on fire
He broke down the front door with a neighbour and managed to extinguish the flames before firefighters arrived.
Schembri was arrested the next morning after the blaze at the block of flats in Cardiff Bay.
Schembri, of Cardiff, later admitted arson after the row – and was jailed for two years and two months at Cardiff Crown Court during her sentencing last week.
The blaze happened at Aquila House in Cardiff Bay – a tower block of around 100 flats – on February 14 last year.
A neighbour said: ‘She was asked to leave the flat on Valentine’s Day it’s not a very romantic thing to do.
‘She took revenge by setting fire to his stuff and cutting up his clothes and then breaking the key in the lock so he couldn’t open the door properly.
Kasey Lee Schembri, 20, has been jailed after setting her ex-boyfriend’s home on fire. She also cut up his clothes and broke a key in the lock
The blaze happened at Aquila House in Cardiff Bay – a tower block of around 100 flats – on February 14 last year. Above, the flats in south Wales
‘The boyfriend and someone else were able to break the door down and douse the flame themselves.
‘The fire could have been a lot worse if it had taken hold but fortunately by the time the firemen arrive it was out.’