FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 45-year-old Fort Myers woman was arrested on arson charges after allegedly setting her couch on fire, causing damage to the apartment building while others were inside.
Jill Wooten told deputies that she was tired of her couch because it was dirty and smelled like urine, so she decided to burn it. Wooten said that she dragged the couch outside of her apartment, located at 3846 Desoto Ave., poured lighter fluid on it and set it on fire.
The fire spread from the couch to the building, damaging the interior and exterior of her apartment. Officials deemed Wooten's apartment uninhabitable.
There were occupants in other apartments in the building at the time of the fire, though no one was injured and no other apartments were damaged.