ANNADALE — A Staten Island woman lit a shirt on fire and threw it at her younger brother after the two argued over an iPhone, a law enforcement source said.
Heba Moussa-Valentin, 33, was arguing with her 16-year-old brother inside their Annadale home on Tuesday around 8 p.m., prosecutors said. During the fight, Moussa-Valentin said "I will set you on fire" then doused her brother and his clothes in the home with lighter fluid, according to court papers.
Moussa-Valentin then grabbed one of her brother's shirts, lit it on fire and tossed it at him, according to court papers. The shirt started a fire in the room, which caused damaged to furniture and clothing totaling over $250, according to court papers.
The brother was not injured in the blaze.
Moussa-Valentin was charged with arson, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment at her Wednesday arraignment, according to the Staten Island District Attorney's office.
Her bail was set at $1,000 and she's due back in court on April 1, according to online court records.
Her lawyer did not immediately respond to request for comment.