A Spring Hill woman. Monica Gluck, was arrested for setting a house on fire with a blow torch, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
Gluck, 35, of Spring Hill, was charged with one count each of arson to a dwelling and burglary to a dwelling.
Police responded to a Thursday call, just before 8 p.m., to a house at 7111 Norfolk Ave. The home was on fire and witnesses gave police their first tip.
A witness told deputies that they received a call the house was on fire and then saw Gluck leaving the house with a blow torch. Smoke was already billowing out from inside the house.
Gluck used to live at this address and police were quickly able to locate the woman.
Deputies said Gluck made several statements to law enforcement about starting the fire on Norfolk Avenue. The blow torch she used to ignite the fire was found in a trash can on Centerwood Avenue.
Deputies said Gluck told them she wanted to burn down the structure due to “bad things” that happened there. Gluck said she did not know who owns the property and did not have permission to go inside.
The owner estimated the damages at about $3,000.
On 07-02-2020 just before 8 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 7111 Norfolk Avenue in reference to a structure fire.
The witness told deputies she received a call, notifying her a house on Norfolk Avenue was on fire.
Upon going outside, the witness observed Monica Gluck DOB/08-11-1984 exiting the structure while holding a blow torch. There was smoke coming from inside the structure. The witness said she was able to identify the suspect due to previous interactions with Gluck. The witness further advised Gluck once lived at the residence she was attempting to burn down.
Gluck was located a short time later, staying at a property on Sealawn Drive. Gluck made several statements to law enforcement about starting the fire on Norfolk Avenue. The blow torch she used to ignite the fire was located in a trash can on Centerwood Avenue.
Gluck indicated she wanted to burn down the structure due to “bad things” that occurred there. Gluck advised she was unaware who currently owns the property and did not have permission to go inside.
The owner estimated the damage at $3,000.
Gluck was arrested on charges of Arson to a Dwelling and Burglary to a Dwelling.
Her bond was set at $20,000.