Arrest report: Teen boy confesses to setting ex-girlfriend's house on fire with Molotov cocktail

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. - A teenager was arrested after he reportedly confessed to setting fire to his ex-girlfriend's home with a Molotov cocktail-like accelerant.

The 16-year-old boy was questioned by Tulsa County sheriff's deputies Tuesday after the Sept. 14 incident.

According to the arrest report, the teen was accompanied by his father during questioning, telling investigators he left a sleepover at a friend's house after filling a glass bottle with gasoline and a piece of yarn.  The boy told deputies he lit the device and threw it at the home, and when the fire spread he panicked, fleeing the scene.

Deputies say the teen returned to his friend's house where his friend was still sleeping.

According to the report, the mother of the boy's ex-girlfriend awoke just after 6 a.m. to find her porch on fire.  While she waited for emergency responders she poured water on the flames.  No one was injured.

Broken glass was collected from the scene and tested for accelerants, deputies say, and the woman told investigators she thought the teen boy was responsible because the home sustained the most damage near her daughter's bedroom.

The teen voluntarily wrote a statement for deputies and was arrested for first-degree arson.

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