Fire marshal: Teen set mom's clothes on fire because she wouldn't give him money for marijuana


Investigators with the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office say the damage was minor at the complex in the 15500 block of Ella Blvd. They also believe the fire was intentionally set.

"Our investigation found that 18-year-old John Carter was angry at his mother because she would not give him money so he could buy marijuana, so he started setting her clothes on fire," said Lt. Dean Hensley with the Harris County Fire Marshal Office.

Carter was arrested and charged with arson, then booked into the Harris County Jail. He's out on a $30,000 bond.

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