ROCKVILLE — A Montgomery County man has been arrested after confessing to a TV news crew that he set a house fire the station was covering.
WJLA-TV was at the scene of an active Rockville house fire on Wednesday when a man who identified himself as Carlos walked up and said: “Me. Me. I set it on fire.”
The man said he wanted to bring attention to deplorable living conditions inside the home. He said he had complained about the conditions to police but that they didn’t take them seriously.
The man then walked up to two Rockville police officers and told them he set the fire. They arrested him.
Police say the man was among six people living in the home. No one was injured.