A Florida woman tried to burn down a man’s tent by setting fire to the front opening while he was trapped inside, deputies said Wednesday.
The victim was able to use water from jugs he had inside his tent to douse the flames and escape, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office said.
Kellie Ann Barrett, 49, was arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary with simple battery/assault; tampering with a witness, victim, or informant; and arson.
After the man escaped from the tent, he took Barrett’s cellphone to call 911, and she jumped on him to grab the phone back as he was speaking with the call dispatcher, according to an arrest report. She then fled on foot, the report said.