Security footage shows 2 setting pet store with puppies ablaze

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (WIAT) — Authorities in Nevada released surveillance video in the case of two people accused of working together to set a pet store full of puppies on fire.

The crime happened in the morning of Jan. 27. Cameras at the Prince and Princess Puppies and Boutique caught a flicker of light. Prosecutors say Gloria Lee entered the store where she worked. Nearly two minutes later, she let in a person who investigators say is her accomplice, Kirk Bills.

After that, the torching begins.

Bills douses the shelves with lighter fluid first, and then proceeds to pour gasoline on other areas of the store, including directly in front of the puppies.

Bills ignited the fire and exited the store as the it began to burn. Nearly two minutes after the first sign of flames, the fire alarm starts to sound and the sprinklers come on.

The sprinklers contained the fire, preserved the cameras and video evidence, and saved the lives of 27 puppies.

Bills is set to go before a judge for his arraignment on Wednesday. Lee is also due in court for a motion to set bail.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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