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19-year-old stripper burns down business owned by her best friend’s father because she was slow to pay back loan

By Mason White 6:49 AM July 18, 2016
Willow Martin 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A teenage stripper was arrested on a charge of arson after allegedly setting fire to the business belonging to her best friend’s father, according to police in Connecticut.

Naugatuck police said that they have arrested 19-year-old Willow Martin, who works as a stripper at the Hollywood Connecticut Strip Club, after being accused of setting fire to the MTM Masonry and the Golden Wok Chinese restaurant because she was angry with her best friend, Breonna Constantino.

Martin was charged with second-degree arson, third-degree burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, first-degree criminal mischief, attempted first-degree criminal mischief and five counts of conspiracy.

She was booked into the Niantic prison, and her bail was set at $110,000. According to the police investigation, Martin loaned Constantino $1,200 for clothing.

Constantino repaid about $800 of the loan, but martin wanted her to repay the remainder of the balance. Martin became angry and decided to take revenge.

Martin and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Matthew Garguilo, went to the MTM Masonry on Waterbury Road, and set the place on fire.

They also put a potato in the tailpipe of the vehicle belonging to Constantino’s father in order to destroy it. The fire burned the business to the ground as well as the neighboring Golden Wok Chinese restaurant.

Constantino and Martin both worked as strippers at the Hollywood Connecticut Strip Club.