Man from Racine allegedly attempts to set girlfriend on fire

CREATED Apr. 8, 2013

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RACINE - A man from Racine is behind bars after allegedly attempting to kill the woman he was living with.

According to the criminal complaint, the Racine Police Department were called to a home just after 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, by a woman saying she woke up to Kendrick Day, 30, covering her with "some type of liquid she believed to be flammable." After this, he took her into the living room and punched the TV, causing his hand to bleed.

She said that the man then started flicking blood on her and "flicked a cigarette lighter near her hair." She attempted to get up, but each time she did, Day allegedly threatened to kill her again. At one point, the woman saw an opening to leave and ran out the front door, falling down the stairs. She then ran into the street and someone stopped to help her.

"She stated that... as she was being assisted she observed [Day] leave the apartment building, and enter into her Mercury minivan and leave with it," according to the criminal complaint.

Police located the minivan a short while later, and Day led police on a high-speed chase. At one point, he ran a red light and collided with another car. Police then arrested Day.

Kendrick Day has been charged with Domestic Battery, False Imprisonment, Operation a Motor Vehicle without Owner's Consent, Fleeing or Eluding a Traffic Officer Causing Damage to Property and Second-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.