Ohio Woman Allegedly Blames Arson on Stress Over Michael Jackson's Death

An Ohio woman allegedly told police that stress over Michael Jackson's death led her to commit arson in the bathroom of a local bar.

Authorities say Amanda Jarvis set fire to the women's restroom at Bootleggers Bar in Lorain, Ohio, according to FOX 8.

The fire, which was burning in a trash can, broke out just after 1 a.m. Sunday, the station reported.

A bartender told police that Jarvis came running out of the bathroom to tell him about the blaze.

Surveillance camera footage helped lead police to Jarvis, who was arrested.

"I felt stressed because my apartment had recently caught on fire, and because of the death of Michael Jackson," she allegedly told authorities when asked why she'd set the blaze.

Jarvis appeared intoxicated at the time of her arrest and her speech was slurred, FOX 8 reported. She is awaiting an initial court appearance.

Jackson, 50, died on June 25 of heart failure.


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