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Ocala woman accused of burning man with lit cigarette during wild domestic spat

Elizabeth Christine Kathleen Setzer

An Ocala woman was arrested for the second time in less than two months after she allegedly punched a man, burned him with a lit cigarette and sprayed his blanket and pillow with bug spray during a wild altercation.

Elizabeth Christine Kathleen Setzer, 26, was charged with simple domestic battery after the incident, which happened Monday at the victim’s home on NW 35th Street. She was previously arrested on the same charge on June 29, according to jail records.

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy he was trying to go to sleep in his bedroom when Setzer got into bed and was keeping him from sleeping. The victim said he told Setzer he needed to sleep and was going to go and sleep on the couch, and Setzer then sprayed his blanket and pillow with bug spray, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said he left in his car and parked away from the home in the same mobile home community. He said while he was gone, Setzer continuously called him and said she was going to let all of his animals out of his home, the report said.

The victim said he waited for Setzer to leave before returning home, where he saw his PlayStation 3 was missing. He walked to the store to get a pack of cigarettes, and when he got back, Setzer had returned and brought some of her belongings into the home. The victim said he told Setzer she needed to give him back his PlayStation and she said that he steals her stuff so she can steal his, according to the report.

The victim said he retrieved his PlayStation from her vehicle, then went back into his bedroom and turned on some music in an effort to sleep again. Setzer followed him back into the room, unplugged his speakers and began talking on her phone. The victim said he plugged the speakers back in, and she unplugged them again, took them into the bathroom, put them in the bathtub and turned on the water, according to the report.

The victim said while he was trying to get the speakers from the tub, Setzer struck him with a closed fist in the back of his head and his back. He said she wouldn’t let him leave the bathroom and he pushed her from in front of him. At that point, the victim said, Setzer used a lit cigarette to burn the left side of his face, the report said.

The victim said when he told Setzer he was going to call 911, she started punching herself in the face and laughing, saying he was going to get in trouble for putting his hands on her. The deputy observed a burn mark on the victim’s face, according to the report.

Setzer was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released Wednesday on $1,000 bond. She’ll appear in Marion County Court on Sept. 4.

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