R.I. woman spies arson suspect on TV


A Providence woman whose TV set serves as the monitor of a security system helped police apprehend a teen accused of trying to start a fire. The Providence Journal reported that Britney Bartis called police, who said they found a 16-year-old Woonsocket boy hiding under a parked car with a can of charcoal lighter fluid. Bartis, 27, told police she was watching TV early Wednesday morning and intermittently switched to the security system showing the exterior of the house. She said she was vigilant because someone had thrown a flaming object at her house Monday. No damage was reported. The teen was brought to Family Court on Wednesday and charged with attempted arson.

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