This adult novelty store was the wrong kind of hot.
A 40-year-old Euless man was charged with arson this week for allegedly setting a fire in May that damaged a Fort Worth adult novelty store.
Police are still investigating whether Johnnie F. Baker is also the same man who later returned to the Ooh La La adult novelty store after the fire was put out, broke the glass door, and stole items form inside, including a computer, women's lingerie, adult DVDS, and incense.
Firefighters had been called to the strip center at 2720 N.E. 28th St. shortly before 4:30 a.m. on May 27.
The fire had originated at the front awning of the business. Though the blaze never reached inside, the building was damaged by smoke and through efforts by firefighters to put out the fire, according to a fire report.
The fire was initially deemed "unintentional" after fire officials noted wiring near the fire's point of origin.
Fire investigators, however, were later notified that a Fort Worth police detective was investigating a burglary at the business that occurred later the same day of the fire and that surveillance video from a nearby business showed a man intentionally starting the fire, the report states.
The owner told police that he believes the fire was started to disarm the store's alarm, according to a police report.
Baker was being held in the Tarrant County Jail Thursday on the arson charge. Bail is set at $50,000.
- Deanna Boyd