An 18-year old suspect from Swampscott is being charged with not only burglary, but arson, after breaking into a home in Nahant, Mass and causing a fire to break out in a bedroom.
The homeowner woke to his smoke alarm going off and an intruder inside his home.
The 18-year old burglar, who was intoxicated, had been using a candle for light while rummaging through the property inside a bedroom. Evidently he caught some curtains on fire during his thievery and after the homeowner was able to subdue the burglar, he had to call not only the police but also the fire department.
The police arrived and arrested the burglar and the small bedroom fire was quickly put out by the fire department.