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MCSO: Crystal Ann Berry texts ex-husband as she's setting fire to his shed near Mesa

Posted at 12:27 PM, Aug 25, 2016

A woman is in hot water after allegedly setting her ex-husband's shed on fire. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reports that on August 19, there was a shed fire at a home near Crismon Road and University Drive. 

There was evidence at the scene that indicated that the fire might have been intentionally set.

The victim reported to MCSO he received several text messages from his ex-wife, Berry, saying that she was responsible for the fire. 

Some of the texts reportedly said, "I will destroy everything ...and burn this shed to the ground."

"I will use the oxygen machine to do it...turning it on now." "Oh, yes I have a torch too."

"OK, say bye bye shed."

MCSO say they found evidence of these text messages both on the victims' and Berry's phones.

The victim said he found Berry at a friend's house trying to book a flight out of town.

MCSO arrested Berry who allegedly told them that she used a torch to set the shed on fire. The contents of the shed are valued at about $40,000.

Berry has been charged with arson.