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.
Deputies in TX have arrested a woman who allegedly burned down her boyfriend’s house after another woman answered his phone. Senaida Soto, 23, was arrested Mon. was allegedly angry because she had earlier Face Timed her boyfriend, but the woman was a relative of the boyfriend.🙄 pic.twitter.com/oWqshqV77J
— Sumner (@renmusb1) November 24, 2022
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.
NEW: 23-year-old Senaida Soto is charged with arson, accused of setting her boyfriend’s home on fire after getting upset that another woman answered her FaceTime call to him. Investigators say the woman who answered the call turned out to be a relative of the boyfriend. pic.twitter.com/g2Dqqz1w5X
— Robert Price (@RobertPriceTV) November 22, 2022
Her bond was set at $165,000, KSAT reported.