SANTA FE (KRQE) – A New Mexico man was arrested over the weekend accused of trying to set a home on fire.
Santa Fe County deputies say a couple was walking home Saturday afternoon on Waldo Street in the town of Cerrillos when they saw smoke coming from their home.
Inside, they found 73-year old Salomon Salmeron using a lighter to set boxes on fire.
Salmeron took off, but was quickly arrested.
No word on a motive, but deputies say Salmeron was drunk.
He’s charged with arson and burglary.
The home had about $500 in damage.