A Florida woman set her boyfriend’s house on fire after catching him red-handed with another woman.
47-year-old Tyetha Moore of Pensacola was detained on Thursday and charged with first-degree arson, according to the source. She was being kept in the Escambia County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond, according to arrest documents.
According to an arrest record by the Florida Bureau of Fire, Arson and Explosives Investigations, a fire was reported at an abandoned residence about 9 a.m. Nov. 7. Moore was standing in the driveway of the house when firefighters came.
According to the arrest record, Moore told an Escambia County Fire Rescue battalion chief she used to live at the house but moved out last month when she caught her boyfriend with another woman.
In conversations with 4 neighbors, firefighters discovered Moore had asked them for gasoline. The neighbors told that they gave Moore a water bottle filled with gasoline.
Neighbors said authorities they saw Moore climb over a fence into her boyfriend’s backyard and attempt to remove a window screen, according to the arrest record. Moore then threw the bottle into a trash can and left the yard, the report stated.
The fire was found a short time later. Detectives told the fire started on a sofa near the home’s rear window, according to the arrest record.