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May 8, 2011 4:50 PM by Matt Stafford

Man uses grill-cam to catch arsonist, ends up catching his wife

MEEKER, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Oklahoma man hid a camera in a backyard grill to catch whoever set fires on his property and unexpectedly captured images of his wife starting a blaze.

Sharlet Renea Flick, 47, of Meeker has been charged with third-degree arson and endangering human life for a fire set to a shed and trailer last month. Pottawatomie County sheriff's officials said she was not in custody Sunday and it wasn't clear whether she had an attorney.

Court records indicate that images the hidden camera captured April 7 show Flick walking to a well house. Trees around the well house light up from a fire a short time later.

Authorities say up to 11 fires occurred on the Flick property, most when the county was under a burn ban.


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