Houston woman accused of setting fire to Amazon package on porch

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You've heard of porch pirates. Porch arsonists are a different story.

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A Texas woman is accused of showing up at a stranger's home and setting fire to an Amazon package on a front porch, KHOU reported

Dheja N. Smith Young, 26, of Houston, was arrested Wednesday and charged with arson, according to Harris County court records. She was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond, according to court records.

A spokesman for the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office said Young apparently once lived at the address but does not know the current residents, KHOU reported.

A video from the home's doorbell camera shows smoke quickly enveloping the porch after Young allegedly set the cardboard box on fire, the television station reported.

Young appeared in court Thursday for a probable cause hearing, according to court records. She will appear again in court Monday morning for a preliminary hearing.


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