Only in Florida … WTF!!!
Taking the Talking Heads popular 80′s song, ‘Burning Down the House’ to a new and near fatal extreme.
11 year old Samantha Broadhead and her 15 year old boy friend Jack Ault have been arrested in Clear water, FL for plotting to kill the girl’s mother by setting her bedroom on fire while the woman slept. The teens now face attempted murder charges. The 11 year old Samantha Broadhead is presently being evaluated in a psych ward after the attempted murder oh her mother over retaliation of a previous argument.
Clearwater Police Department detectives say the young couple poured gasoline on Nancy Broadhead’s bedroom floor and bed, and then set the room aflame. Police say the pair escaped in the mother’s 2007 Ford Focus.
It was unclear if either suspect had an attorney. There was no answer at a listing for an Ault in Clearwater.
The girl’s mother was awakened by a smoke alarm and managed to escape. Authorities say Nancy Broadhead, 47, sustained serious burns and smoke inhalation. Her injuries were not considered life threatening.
Samantha Broadhead later returned to the scene and agreed to go to police headquarters for questioning. Jack Ault was located at a friend’s house and taken into custody.
Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said a motive was “probably just typical teenage angst.”
Teenage angst?!? Are you kidding!!! Since when is teenage angst pouring gasoline in you parents room and trying to murder them by burning them alive? Ault was taken to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center and Samantha was placed under the Baker Act for psychiatric assessment.