57-year-old Robin Hamilton was arrested this week after she set fire to a shed a woman was living in, following an argument with the shed’s resident over a missing towel.
Robin was arrested by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, charged with attempted murder, arson and animal cruelty.
According to ClickOrlando.com, “a woman told Alachua County deputies that she was renting the shed from Hamilton and living there with her two dogs. The woman said Hamilton had been drunk and threatened to “burn her out” because of a missing towel that had sentimental value to Hamilton.
About 20 minutes after the fight, the tenant said she smelled something burning and then saw smoke. The woman said she got out of the shed, but her puppy fled under the furniture and died in the fire.
Hamilton told detectives she didn’t know how the fire started. A neighbor’s surveillance showed Hamilton crouching next to the shed several times, just before the building caught fire.
Hamilton faces charges of attempted murder, arson and animal cruelty. She was being held on $80,000 bond. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.”