Nancy Duarte, 41, allegedly broke into the American Power Yoga studio in the 5400 block of East Mockingbird Lane just after 10:30 p.m. and set it on fire, Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said in a release.
At least 100 people were evacuated from businesses near the blaze, despite minimal damage done by the fire, Evans said. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames.
A security officer who saw the woman identified as Duarte enter the second-story studio called 911 to report the incident. Police pepper-sprayed Duarte during an ensuing struggle and arrested her for second-degree arson and resisting arrest, Evans said. Continue reading >>