A 22-year-old girl is facing charges for reportedly throwing a Molotov bomb onto her ex-boyfriend’s home.

Police have arrested the suspect identified as Gaelle Simeus on Wednesday in connection with the incident. She is facing multiple felony charges, including arson, property damage worth $1,000 or more, and a weapon offense (missile into dwelling).

For those who may not be aware, a molotov cocktail is a small, homemade firebomb that is typically cheap and small enough to be thrown with one hand. Its first recorded use was during the Spanish Civil War but Molotov cocktails are still used in modern warfare.

Creating one and using it to cause damage is illegal under federal law, something that can lead to arson charges. Arson is the act of maliciously or intentionally setting fire to property in an attempt to cause damage.

In a report from WBHH-TV, Simeus allegedly threw the homemade bomb at the home of 14-year-old Madochee Derilus. He was alone at home at the time when he heard a window shatter and noticed smoke filling up his home.

Derilus told authorities that a Molotov cocktail was the one thrown through a bedroom window. Further, he claims he saw a woman with mascara running down her eyes walking from the side of the house.

It appears the attack was aimed at Madochee’s elder brother. He was the former partner of the suspect.

"I go to check out what it is then I see a real familiar-looking woman just messed up, mentally unstable, hair is messed up, mascara everywhere, then I just call 911," Derilus stated.

The make-shift bomb caused major damage to a mattress in one of the bedrooms of the home and left black soot covering many surfaces and walls. Officials said the estimated cost of damages is about $15,000-$20,000.

Simeus is now held at the Lee County Jail.

The Concord man reportedly offered the duo $800 to $5,000 for the attacks. In one attack, on Oct. 21, 2018, a mishap saw a neighbor's living room set alight instead of a target after they threw a lit Molotov cocktail through a front window at the wrong home. This is a representational image. Getty Images

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