Man accused of hosing exhaust into ex's home

April 21, 2009 6:50:44 AM PDT
A suburban Philadelphia man is in custody, charged with trying to kill his former girlfriend and her daughter with car engine fumes while they slept inside their apartment. Thirty-nine-year-old Paul Hurlock of Hulmeville is being held on $5 million bail, charged with two counts of attempted murder. Bucks County prosecutors say Hurlock turned himself in to police late Sunday.

Authorities say Hurlock ran a garden hose from the tailpipe of his former girlfriend's sport utility vehicle into the bedroom of her Middletown Township apartment last week while she and her teenage daughter were asleep.

Neighbors spotted the hose about 3:30 a.m. Thursday and called police.

The victims were treated for carbon monoxide exposure and released from the hospital.

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