A city man has been arrested and charged with arson for throwing a Molotov cocktail at a house on Thanksgiving night, city police said.

Charles J. Rodriguez Sr., 44, of West Main Street was charged Tuesday with first-degree arson, a class AI felony

punishable by up to 25 years to life in prison.

Detective Eric Hill said Rodriguez let a bottle filled with a flammable liquid at a front window of the house, which broke the window.

He said the bottle did not go into the house but did cause a small fire.

He said Rodriguez knew that a man was inside the house at the time, leading to the first-degree arson charge.

According to Daily News records, the house is 5 Osteraut, which is owned by Suzanne and Joseph Corona.

Hill would not verify who was inside the house or any possible motives. He did say Rodriguez knew the person in the house.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said he did not want to comment on a motive.

Suzanne Corona has made frequent headlines during the past.

In late August, she was charged with permitting prostitution at her house after he husband woke up and found two strangers in the house.

Corona in 2010 made national news when she was the first person ever in Genesee County to be charged with adultery after she was found having sex with a man on a picnic table at Farrell Park.

Rodriguez also has had his share of problems.

In 2017 he was charged with leaving a 1-year-old child alone in a sweltering apartment. He served a six-month jail term.

For now, he remains in Genesee County Jail without bail pending an appearance Feb. 25 in City Court.



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