Colorado Man Admits to Arson, Spray-Painting 'My Wife Is a Cheater' in Rage over Facebook Likes

Colorado Man Pleads Guilty in My Wife Is a Cheater Vandalism Case
William Lindauer
Arvada Police Department/Landov

08/12/2015 AT 10:20 AM EDT

A Colorado man admitted to setting fire to his estranged wife's home and spray-painting "my wife is a cheater" on it in a drunken rage.

William Lindauer, 31, told police he became angry with his wife after he noticed another man liking her Facebook posts, CBS Denver reports.

Witnesses said they saw Lindauer fleeing on a bicycle after he set his home ablaze, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Denver Post.

Police arrested him after he sought medical attention "for an injured hand," the affidavit says. He claimed to have no memory of the incident and told investigators that he'd been drinking heavily prior to setting the fire, court records obtained by the Post state.

Colorado Man Admits to Arson, Spray-Painting 'My Wife Is a Cheater' in Rage over Facebook Likes| Crime & Courts, True Crime

The burned-out house in Arvada, Colorado

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Last month, Lindauer pleaded guilty to charges of arson, stalking and reckless endangerment for the March incident. On Monday, he was sentenced to five years' probation and four years in a county jail work-release program.

He initially faced 13 counts in the incident.

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