Two female yobs are seen laughing on CCTV as they set fire to a homeless man’s possessions after one of them urinated on his bedding.
Arsonists Nicola King and Jerely Evans can be seen talking to a homeless man Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard the pair were initially ‘nice’ to Roy Ransom But CCTV shows Evans trying for to set light to bedding as King watches on.
The pair can then be seen walking away and laughing as smoke begins to appear.
Nicola King, 23, and Jerely Evans, 25, pleaded guilty to arson after the blaze in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
On the CCTV, the homeless man is then seen walking away from the rowdy pair – who proceed to light his bedding on fire.
The blaze destroyed everything the man owned. The sick pair laughed as they walked away watching the homeless man’s possessions burn.
Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard that the two women approached the victim outside a row of shops and were initially ‘nice to him’.
They handed him $5 for ‘a drink’ but soon started ‘hurling abuse’ and stole the victim’s mobile phone.
Evans had previously pleaded guilty to arson and criminal damage and served a four-month sentence.
King will be sentenced on October 27.
Ayisha Robertson, defending King, said the incident had a ‘very real impact on the victim’ but asked magistrates to to consider a community sentence in light of King’s decision to switch her plea to guilty.
She also said her client had a low IQ, within the range of ‘a mild intellectual disability’ which often made her ‘compulsive’ and made it ‘difficult for her to understand consequences’.