BLAINE (WCCO) — Police say two women had to escape a house – with one jumping from a 2nd floor window – after a man threw gas on them in Blaine, Minn.

On Feb. 20, 2012, police were assisting a motorist at 109th and Fillmore Street in Blaine when they saw a woman jump from the window of a home. A second woman also ran from the front of the home. Both were screaming for help.

The woman who jumped from the window later spoke to police, saying the man was the father of her child. She said Duley repeatedly threatened to kill her by throwing gas on her. She ran from Duley after he allegedly threw gas on her. As she was running, she saw him throw gas on another female victim.

When she saw police outside, she jumped out of the window to escape.

Police identified that man as 46-year-old John Fitzgerald Duley.

Duley has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault and terroristic threats. If convicted, he could spend up to 19 years in prison.

Comments (26)
  1. insignificant says:

    wow…nuts…what more can ya say,eh”

  2. jackactionhero says:

    How exactly does throwing gas on someone kill them?

    1. to jack says:

      its the idea that he could lite the match seconds later and kill or disfigure her forever that is the REALLY scary part.

    2. Peter Paul says:

      Maybe, had he a hot Mexican dinner and warm beer he could have gassed them in a different way. Anyone will jump out a window to get away from that smell.

  3. Dude says:

    Just another day in Blaine.

    1. Matt says:

      I thought it was legal in Blaine…

  4. Small Wonders says:

    Build a man a fire, he stays warm for a night.
    Light a man on fire, and he is warm for the rest of his life.

  5. Northern Burbs says:

    Ahh, only in the ABC land of the Northern Burbs. What a wonderful part of the state.

  6. I'm just saying... says:


    1. Webster's Dictionary says:

      Mr.Yes is very smert. Me thinks he has berry gud quizcions. Emptional reactions frim past ar impartint.

      1. lisa says:

        ha-ha-ha (banjo music playing in background)

        1. red says:

          what so funny about this?

          1. -neck says:

            The fact that you ask.

  7. Spellin Natzi says:

    Eeb ahb orb Ah Ha

  8. Skol says:

    If he has extra money to throw gas away,he needs to build Zygi a stadium!

  9. grow up little boys says:

    Whats with some guys? Stabbing 2 year olds and pouring gas on women. They just snap when they don’t get their own way.

    1. Kevin says:

      If he was raised by liberals he would be sitting in a drum circle somewhere, smoking a dubie, listening to The Who.

      Now, its probalby more likely he was raised by heat packin, angry conservatives who are breed to dislike those that do not fit their narrow definition of acceptable.

      Mmmmm…you need to rethink your premise my friend.

      1. Debbie says:

        Hey Kev whats wrong with drum circles? I keep my 9mm close with me always in case someone wants to drum on me.

        1. Real Talk says:

          You keep the 9mm, you could have 3 of them for the difference it will make when a perp surprises you.

          But whatever helps you sleep tight and feel oh-so-safe sweetheart.

      2. R U Joking says:

        libs do pack heat.. only difference is, they will try to reason out the differences with ya before they shoot ya!

      3. we don't get fooled again says:

        Even though I”m a heat packin’ conservative, I’m not angry or intolerant, and The Who is still my favorite band.

  10. Murph says:

    Hang down your head John Duley,poor boy yer bound to fry!

  11. Common Cents says:

    So last week the coach that shot at a parent with his .22 handgun got a couple years probation, but this guy could get 19 years for terroristic treats and splashing gas on someone. Not sayin splashin gas on someone was ok, but geez, what the hell is up with our legal system?!?!?!

  12. Gert says:

    Memo to Self & Others: Don’t breed with freakin idiots.

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