Woman Burns Down Home After Losing It In Divorce…And Damages 20 Others In The Process

February 21, 2018  |  


In tomfoolery news, a woman has been charged with setting her home on fire, which then destroyed or damaged 20 others…all because she lost the home in a divorce battle with her ex-husband.

I’m sure some people romanticize what Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes did back in 1992 when she burned down her ex Andre Rison’s home because, according to XXL Magazine, the then-Atlanta Falcons football player did not consider the late TLC star when he bought himself some shoes.

And who can forget the classic scene of Angela Bassett’s character in the film Waiting to Exhale when she lights up her cheating husband’s clothes in his car with smoke flying out of it as she walks away from it?

Well, one lady in real life thought it would be cute to show this kind of vengeance to her ex-husband, but it didn’t pan out the way it did for Lopes or Bassett’s character.

According to WSB-TV, Adrienne Satterly set her home on fire in the “wee hours” of Sunday morning in Hiram, Georgia, and with a packed suitcase and her “kitty-cat,” the 41-year-old walked an hour to Wal-Mart where she called 911 to take her to a hospital. During the entire call, Satterly did not inform the 911 operator of what she had done.

Satterly: “I’m at the Wal-Mart over in Hiram…and I have me and my kitty cat and my suitcase and I was wondering if I could get transported.”

911 Operator: “Where do you need to go?

Satterly: “To Graystone by the hospital 67 Rosemont Court Island, Georgia. I have a suitcase, and I was awarded to leave the house…”

During the entire call, Satterly did not inform the 911 operator of what she had done. But as the fire on her own home strengthened, it spread to others in her subdivision. Ultimately, 20 houses were damaged or destroyed. One neighbor said the fire looked like something out of a movie.

“It was just something out of a horror movie. I mean, this whole side was just nothing – but up in flames,” said Shemiah Hedgebeth.

Not realizing what caused the fire, people fled out of their homes. No people died, but one neighbor’s dogs did.

“I lost my dogs, which was the hardest thing because material things can be replaced, but my dogs – that breaks my heart,” said Auzalea Godfrey.

And when things like this happen, children, of course, are effected. For one 13-year-old girl, this especially broke her heart because she has a birthday coming up.

“I don’t have clothes. My birthday’s next week, and I don’t have anything,” as she choked back tears.

Luckily, the Red Cross is helping families with temporary housing, and some restaurants in the area will be providing food at no charge as homes are being restored. The Hiram Police Department has also set up efforts to help the victims directly on its social media pages.

Satterly was initially picked up on an unrelated charge of public drunkeness, but she has since been charged with 14 counts of first-degree arson and three counts of aggravated animal cruelty. She is being held in the Paulding County jail without bond.

“This suspect committed a heinous act that threatened the lives of her neighbors and our first responders,” said Deputy Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Jay Florence. “I commend the efforts of the fire investigators and detectives who worked on this case.”

You can listen to the 911 call in its entirety below.


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