Racine man charged after allegedly attempting to burn down building with three people inside

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine man is facing several charges after attempting to burn down a building while three people were inside.

Clifford Mullins is facing Arson of Building and First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Mullins and a woman were arguing at her home in the 1500 block of Monroe Avenue on Tuesday.

The woman allegedly told Mullins that he needed to leave. 

Mullins left but a few moments later, another occupant of the home smelled smoke.

The woman then saw Mullins holding a burning piece of cardboard to her window. The window was open at the time but the screen was on.

Mullins then allegedly told the woman that he was going to kill her. He left before police arrived.

According to the criminal complaint, three people were in the home at the time Mullins attempted to burn it down. 

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