Florida Teen Arrested After Setting Wrong Car On Fire

Woman sets wrong car on fire
(Photo by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

Pinellas County – Florida teenager seeking revenge on her ex-boyfriend ends up behind bars charged with second-degree arson.

Carmen Chamblee of Clearwater thought she was setting fire to her former boyfriend’s white four-door Honda Accord, but she was mistaken.

The vehicle belonged to Thomas Jennings who says he has never seen her before in his life.

On August 27, the 19-year-old was caught by surveillance cameras at 1111 Blanche B. Littlejohn Trail nonchalantly fanning the flames of the Accord. She was also seen by witnesses leaving the scene on her bicycle.

Pinellas County deputies were able to identify the alleged arsonist after posting the video of the incident on their Facebook page. She was arrested on Saturday morning just south of the Clearwater city limits.

Her bail is set at $10,000.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.
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