Woman arrested for torching cheating ex-boyfriend’s house

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Fire truck. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Fire truck. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

A scorned woman has reportedly been arrested after setting her boyfriend’s house on fire after she caught him cheating.

Tyetha Moore from Florida in the US reportedly borrowed petrol from a neighbour and used it to set alight her ex-boyfriend’s home, Metro reports.

A neighbour reportedly saw the woman jump into her ex’s property and attempt to open a window. Soon after she the property, throwing an empty water bottle in the garbage, neighbours realised that the home was on fire and called the fire department, Orlando Sentinel reports.

When firefighters arrived, Tyetha was standing in the driveway.

She told police officers that she used to live in the house but moved out when she discovered that her boyfriend had been cheating on her with another woman, according to the Pensacola News Journal

Police arrested Tyetha on 7 November and she’s since been charged with first-degree arson.

Her bail was set at $25 000 (around R373 000).

Sources: Metro, Orlando Sentinel, Pensacola News Journal

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