Babysitter accused of setting ‘disrespectful’ kids’ house on fire

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Martha Dreher

AUSTIN, Texas – A babysitter is accused of being so annoyed with the girls she babysat that she set their bedrooms on fire.

ABC News reported that 57-year-old Martha Dreher is charged with arson after allegedly setting the Austin, Texas home on fire earlier this month.

Police said surveillance video captured the suspect driving to the home and leaving 20 minutes later as flames were visible from the girls’ bedroom.

The home was empty at the time, according to authorities. The suspect had reportedly been watching the girls for a few months.

Dreher denied setting the home on fire, but did say she was tired of dealing with the girls, according to the report. The father said the suspect told her that one of the girls was “very disrespectful.”

No injuries were reported. The family is now gutting the historic home, according to ABC.