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Florida woman allegedly torched car she thought was ex-boyfriend's

By Ben Hooper
A woman identified as Carmen Chamblee, 19, fans the flames she allegedly set in the trunk of a car she mistakenly believed to be her ex-boyfriend's. Screenshot: Clearwater Police Department/Facebook
A woman identified as Carmen Chamblee, 19, fans the flames she allegedly set in the trunk of a car she mistakenly believed to be her ex-boyfriend's. Screenshot: Clearwater Police Department/Facebook

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 6 (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.

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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.

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