A resident of the town of Elkton (Maryland, USA). He intentionally set his home on fire with someone inside and then calmly sat on a front lawn chair to watch the fire engulf the building. According communicated the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the incident occurred on the afternoon of April 29.
A video was posted on social media showing the unusual scene, where a woman nonchalantly reads a book while the house bursts into flames. “I can’t believe it,” the witness who recorded the clip is heard saying. “And she’s sitting there just relaxing and watching the house go up in flames! Oh my gosh,” he adds.
The authorities detailed that the woman, later identified as Gail J. Metwally, 47, left the scene after a few minutes. As the house burned down, witnesses heard a person screaming from a basement window, calling for help, and they helped her out.
Soon, agents found the suspect in the area and arrested her.
The woman was charged with multiple crimes: attempted murder in the first and second degree, arson in the first degree, assault in the first degree, two counts of arson in the first degree, two for malicious destruction of property and two more for endangerment. unwise. She is currently being held at the Cecil County Detention Center, pending a court hearing.