Police: Spurned Pennsylvania Girl Set House Fire

May 27, 2008

Police said a vengeful teenager who heard that her ex-boyfriend had taken another girl to the high school prom set his house on fire, leaving his family of 10 with no place to live.

Shanta Dargbeh of Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, faces 10 felony charges including aggravated arson.

Trenton police spokesman Detective Captain Joseph Juniak say the 19-year-old became upset when she learned that one of Stanley and Teresa Johnson-Davis’ eight children may have taken another date to last weekend’s Trenton High School prom in New Jersey.

Nine people who were home when the early morning fire consumed the house fled through back windows and down a fire escape. Two were treated for smoke inhalation.

Dargbeh is in the Trenton, N.J. lockup, her bail set at $250,000 bail.

Source: The Times.

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