A Texas woman was arrested after she broke into her boyfriend’s home and set the place on fire in a jealous rage, police said.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said that on Nov. 20, at around 1:45 a.m., the Lytle Fire Department and the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to an arson call at a home in San Antonio.
The homeowner told deputies that 23-year-old Senaida Soto broke into his home, stole several items and set the house on fire.
Soto had been in a romantic relationship with a family member of the homeowner, according to police.
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The sheriff’s office said that Soto had FaceTimed her boyfriend and became upset when another woman answered his phone. The other woman turned out to be a relative of the boyfriend.
However, Soto, enraged, went to the boyfriend’s house, broke into the home and set the couch in the living room on fire, police said.
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While the house was on fire, video was recorded showing Soto lighting the couch on fire. The fire spread, torching the entire home and causing over $50,000 worth of property damages, the sheriff’s office said.
“I hope your house is okay,” Soto texted the boyfriend while his house was burning down, according to investigators.
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The Fire Marshall’s Office assisted the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office with the arson investigation.
Soto was arrested Monday and faces felony charges for burglary and arson.