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After Becoming Obsessed With Slender Man, A Florida Teenager Allegedly Set Her House On Fire

Police said Lily Marie Hartwell tried to burn her house down Thursday morning while her mother and sister slept inside.

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Hartwell's mother and 9-year-old sister were able to escape when a smoke alarm woke them up at 1:45 a.m.

.@PascoSheriff says a 14 year old girl set her Port Richey home on fire in an effort to kill her parents

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.@PascoSheriff says a 14 year old girl set her Port Richey home on fire in an effort to kill her parents

12:38 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

When firefighters arrived, they searched the burning home looking for Lily Marie, but she was not there.

"We're warning parents so this doesn't happen again." - Sheriff Nocco on Port Richey fire #Pasco

Pasco Sheriff@PascoSheriff

"We're warning parents so this doesn't happen again." - Sheriff Nocco on Port Richey fire #Pasco

2:52 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police said they found her in a nearby park. They charged her with one count of arson and two counts of attempted murder.

"As a parent, there's always something new. 𠉪lways something they're trying to target our kids with." -Sheriff Nocco

Pasco Sheriff@PascoSheriff

"As a parent, there's always something new. 𠉪lways something they're trying to target our kids with." -Sheriff Nocco

3:00 PM - 04 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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