CLEARWATER, Fla. (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a woman who was caught on camera setting fire to a car she mistakenly thought belonged to her ex-boyfriend.
The Clearwater Police Department said Carmen Chamblee, 19, was identified by members of the public from a surveillance video showing the woman fanning the flames she allegedly sparked in the trunk of a white car before fleeing.
Police said Chamblee was arrested Saturday morning by a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
Investigators said Chamblee admitted to torching the vehicle and told police she thought the car belonged to her ex-boyfriend. Police said Chamblee was mistaken about the identity of the vehicle’s owner.
Chamblee was arrested on a charge of second-degree arson.