Man charged with setting fire in Haslet Walmart

HASLET, TEXAS - Officials in Fort Worth have arrested 36-year-old Gilberto Hernandez for setting a fire inside a Walmart in Haslet earlier in July.

Arson investigators say Hernandez admitted casing the Walmart for months and managed to steal a set of a manager's keys. They say he set fire in the drapery section to create a diversion, so he could steal from the cash registers, but once he set the fire, the affidavit says he "chickened out," about the theft. The fire created about $55,000 of damage. 

He's been charged with arson of a building, and remains in the Tarrant County jail. 

Authorities on Tuesday released surveillance video of Hernandez at the Walmart store.



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