Slenderman, the fictional character, a hot concept behind the bizarre incident in Wisconsin where two girls tried to stab 12 year old best friend to death to reconcile the lean creature has lead to yet another devastating incident.
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested after she set her family home ablaze while her Mother And 9-Year-Old Brother were slept inside after she read an e-book about the fictional horror character Slender Man.
Both mother and brother were lucky enough to be woken up by the smoke alarm at around 1:45 am and thus managed to escape the fire.
Lily Marie Hartwell of Port Richey, Florida, on Thursday soaked a towel and blanket with bleach and rum and lit them on fire in her garage.
The police officials at first place were not able to locate the teen girl. After setting the fire, she had walked to a nearby park with a bag full of clothes, water, cookies, knives, lighters and flashlights, and went to sleep in a public bathroom.
However when the search began for her her mother received a text from Hartwell that read:
"Mom Im so sorry I dont know why I did it…Did any of u get hurt." Afterwards the girl was located and arrested with a charge of one count of arson and two counts of attempted murder.
The Chasco Middle School student admitted to be a frequent reader of horror websites such as Creepypasta.com and SoulEater.com when questioned by police. These sites contains the famous character Slender Man’s stories.
She read the e-book post an argument with her mother about household chores, and the subject matter drove her to take revenge.
Police found the teen’s journal marked ‘Keep Out,’ which had entries such as, “If this keeps up there will be no one safe in this house,” and, “Mom if you ever find this before it happens Im sorry…”
She also mentioned frequent thoughts of “killing.”
The girl also mentioned about her interest in Slender Man, a fictional character who is the subject of numerous online stories that involve murder, and other online sites with similar dark themes.
About 17 firefighters from three stations collectively knocked down the flames.
Neighbors expressed shock, saying the girl was a typical teen who had never done anything to raise alarm, and the family members were good neighbors.