NEW BERN, N.C. — A New Bern woman was arrested after a surveillance
camera recorded her setting fire to a vending machine outside a grocery
According to WCTI, Debra Johnson was arrested Monday in connection with the incident, which occurred shortly before 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
Police told the station that Johnson set fire to a soda machine outside the Piggly Wiggly store on Tatum Drive.
The incident was recorded by a surveillance camera. The video shows the suspect kicking the machine before lighting the fire.
starting the fire, the suspect grabs a drink from another machine and
walks away. Minutes later, flames can be seen shooting from the machine.
Authorities say about $35 worth of change melted in the small blaze.
reportedly told the judge in her first court appearance that she didn't
need a lawyer. She was given a second court date slated for next week
after refusing to pay a $10,000 bond.
WCTI reports Johnson has a criminal history, however this is the first time she's been charged with a felony.
|Liveleak on Facebook|