A woman who was checked in a motel room in Colorado Springs started a fire in her room, then casually went out to buy food just across the street.
The suspect has been identified as Ashley Passmore. Authorities, however, have yet to determine Passmore’s motive in starting the fire.
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The fire was reported at around 10:40 Saturday night.
Police say they were able to arrest her after some people in the crowd saw her leave the Swiss Chalet and cross West Colorado Avenue. The crowd noticed that her room was on fire.
Passmore was arrested at the unnamed business establishment she went to after a crowd milling around the fire guided officers to her direction.
Passmore is likely to face charges. The extent of the damage the fire caused to the motel is not yet established.
It is also not clear where Passmore is from and why she checked in at the motel. It is also not yet clear if she left personal items in the room before starting the fire and leaving to get food.
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