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Boy, 14, accused of burning down vacant house in Hudson

HUDSON — A 14-year-old boy burned down a vacant house Tuesday because he "wanted to see what would happen," according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The boy lives on Tami Trail. It is a quick walk from his home to the vacant house at 12314 Morgan Road. The Times isn't naming the teenager because of his age.

The house was empty with no electricity. The boy told a deputy he took a burning stick from a fire pit in his backyard, walked to the vacant house and then "lit every room floor, curtain and blinds on fire," a report states.

A neighbor told the Sheriff's Office the boy was seen near the house at the time of the fire, which was about 7:30 p.m.

He was arrested and charged with arson and residential burglary. He is in juvenile custody.

Boy, 14, accused of burning down vacant house in Hudson 12/07/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 2:53pm]
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