GIBSONTON (FOX 13) - Deputies say a woman set fire to the house and vehicle belonging to her ex-boyfriend, who is also the father of her child, early Wednesday morning, causing $1,500 in damages.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says Martha Morales-Santizo, 26, of Wimauma, knew her ex and one other person were inside the Gibsonton home when she set the fires.
Deputies say Morales-Santizo went to the house at about 4:30 a.m. and set fires on the outside of a home and a vehicle.
They say she also wrote a threat on her ex's house. The threat said, in Spanish, that he was going to die and that she would kill him, their child, and herself. The threat prompted a Florida Missing Child Alert for the son they shared, 11-month-old Fabian Hernandez-Morales. The baby was found safe and handed over to relatives.
Deputies say Morales-Santizo was seen standing next to the wall where the threat was written just before the fire broke out.
Morales-Santizo was arrested and charged with attempted homicide, first-degree arson, and writing threats to kill.