Man firebombs wrong house

December 23, 2009 - Robert Holt, 25, was determined to exact revenge on his ex-girlfriend by tossing a Molotov cocktail through the window of her home. He did manage to throw a firebomb through the window of a house—just not the one where his ex resides.

Holt is now facing the following felony charges: Arson in the first degree, four counts of aggravated assault, and possession of an explosive device.

Firefighters responded to a fire call at the residence in question—on Dell Drive, in Thomson, Georgia. The house was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxedine said in a statement that Holt mistook the house for the one where he believed his estranged girlfriend to be living.

Holt was taken into custody yesterday and is being held without bond at the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center.

Authorities say he has been arrested on a variety of other charges in recent months.