Man Accused of Setting Fire to Home with Sleeping Mother Inside

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Sean Petty’s booking photo. (Courtesy: Placer County Sheriff’s Office)


Placer County Sheriff’s deputies say a man set fire to a home Friday morning while his mother slept upstairs.

Sean Petty, 20, was arrested after arson investigators found a can of gasoline and other items at the side of the house.

Petty’s mother was unharmed, but deputies say the house was badly damaged.

He was booked into Placer County Jail on arson charges.

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