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Texas Woman Set Boyfriend’s House On Fire After Another Woman Answered His Cell Phone

Bexar County, TX – A Texas woman allegedly broke into her boyfriend’s house and set it on fire last weekend after she called his cell phone and another woman answered.

Authorities said the trouble began when 23-year-old Senaida Soto made a FaceTime call to her boyfriend on Nov. 20.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) said in a press release on Tuesday that Soto became enraged after another woman answered her boyfriend’s cell phone.

The sheriff’s department said that Soto was so upset that she headed over to the 16000-block of Shepherd Road sometime before 1:45 a.m. and broke into her boyfriend’s home.

Then she let lit his living room couch on fire, according to the press release.

A portion of the inferno was captured on video, but it was not immediately clear who recorded it.

“While the house was on fire, video was recorded and it was shown that she lit the couch on fire that spread, causing the home to go up in flames, as well as causing over $50,000 worth of damages,” the sheriff’s office said.

“Soto also reportedly texted the boyfriend while the house was on fire and said ‘I hope your house is okay,’” the BCSO added.

The sheriff’s office received a report about the blaze shortly before 2 a.m. and responded to the residence with the Lytle Fire Department and the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Soto’s boyfriend allegedly told deputies Soto was the one responsible for the fire.

He also accused her of stealing several items from the house.

Investigators later determined that the woman who answered Soto’s FaceTime call was actually one of Soto’s boyfriend’s family members.

Soto was arrested at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 on charges of first-degree arson and second-degree burglary of habitation using force, according to the sheriff’s department’s press release.

Her bond was set at $165,000, KSAT reported.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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