New Mexico Man Allegedly Upset He Wasn't Getting A Stimulus Check Tried To Set Wife On Fire
Yeah, you read that right, unfortunately. New Mexico police reported arresting Joe Macias, 63, on a number of violent charges. One of which is the attempt to set his disabled wife on fire. Police say that Macias became enraged after finding out that he does not qualify for a stimulus check and took that anger out on his wife.
According to Fox News, the wife told police that Macias had come home around 5 p.m. with a four-pack of beer, “upset because he did not qualify for the stimulus check.”
Macias threw gas on his wife and their mobile home, police said.
The wife told officers Macias pulled out a cigarette and tried to light it several times but was unsuccessful because gasoline got on the lighter.
Police said officers later found Macias walking down the street wearing gasoline-soaked clothes. Officers also discovered the woman, with her hair and pajamas soaked in gasoline, on the floor inside a nearby trailer.
WDBD added that Macias was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and aggravated battery against a household member.
It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Whether you receive money will be based upon your adjusted gross income as listed on either your 2018 or 2019 tax return – whichever is the newest document on file with the IRS, Fox Business reported.
Here’s a look at groups of people who are not eligible for stimulus relief.
The adjusted gross income cutoff thresholds for the benefit are more than $99,000 for individuals, $146,500 for heads of household with one child and $198,000 for joint filers without children.
While parents are able to receive $500 per child, that only pertains to children age 16 and under.
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Also, if you were supposed to file taxes for 2018 or 2019 but have not- the IRS is urging you to do so now.
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They have also noted that you must have a work-eligible social security number.