Fire in hole: Eastern Shore teens accused of setting port-a-potty ablaze

RIDGELY, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say two teens lit a port-a-potty on fire and caused other damage to the neighborhood.

Citing a Maryland State Fire Marshal release, WBOC-TV reports that a 15-year-old and 16-year-old are charged with arson in connection with the destruction of the portable, plastic commode Wednesday.

The release says a neighbor saw the fire, but it had been extinguished before Ridgely firefighters arrived. Investigators determined that the fire had intentionally been set.

Ridgely police had investigated a series of vandalism and property destruction incidents this week, and identified the teens as responsible for the port-a-potty fire and the other damages. They’re also charged with malicious burning and malicious destruction of property, and additional counts are pending.

Both were released into their parents’ custody.


Information from: WBOC-TV,

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