MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – A 14-year-old boy answered the door when he noticed the girl knocking was tied up.
The boy was at home with his 11-year-old sister and 2-year-old brother.
The kids told FOX 17 News that they know they shouldn’t open the door unless they know who the person is, but decided let the girl in when they noticed she was in trouble.
The kids then called the police and all four people inside the home hid in the bathroom.
While inside the bathroom, they could hear the suspect Eric Ramsey, banging on the door, screaming to let him inside.
The children called their dad and told him someone was trying to get inside the home.
After a couple minutes the banging stopped.
The children’s dad arrived home and noticed the house had been set on fire.
Ramsey sprayed the house with gas and lit it on fire.
The father of the home was able to stomp the fire out.
The mother of the home said she knew Ramsey.
The two went to high school together. She said that she was shocked he would do something so horrific.
According to court documents, this is the not the first time Ramsey has been charged with assault. It is reported that Ramsey previously drug a woman inside of a bathroom, while telling her he was going to drown her.