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Boynton man lacerates, torches roommate

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A man is nursing burns after his roommate doused him in alcohol and set him on fire, according to investigators.

Jonathan Steinberg, 58, of Boynton Beach, faces two counts of aggravated battery.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Steinberg's roommate told police the men were arguing over rent money Monday.

The roommate said, at one point, Steinberg threw alcohol on his torso and lap. He said during a scuffle, Steinberg grabbed a screwdriver and lacerated his lower back. At that point, the alleged victim realized his boxer shorts were on fire.

He was treated and released for minor to moderate burns.

Steinberg is currently jailed without bond. According to his booking card, Steinberg is registered as a sexual offender.

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