A woman who told police she was “stressed” over a recent fire at her apartment and “because of the death of Michael Jackson”, has been arrested for setting fire to a restroom at a Lorain bar.

According to Detective Sgt. Mark Carpentiere of the Lorain Police Department, at 1:25 a.m. Sunday morning, police arrived at Bootleggers Bar, 538 Broadway Avenue after receiving a call that someone had set fire to the women’s bathroom.

A bartender told police, Amanda Jarvis, came running out of the restroom and told him the restroom was on fire.
According to Carpentiere, the arresting officer asked Jarvis if she knew why the officer had been called to the area. She stated that it was because she had started a fire in the bar’s restroom. When asked why she set the items on fire, she replied, “I felt stressed because my apartment had recently caught on fire, and because of the death of Michael Jackson”.

Oddly, she had been drinking at the time. Coincidence?

  1. Syrinx says:

    I have to say, that reporter (Kathleen Cochrane) is pretty damn good looking. She reminds me of Cameron Diaz.

    BTW, big difference setting “a bathroom on fire” from what really happened.

  2. Dallas says:

    Seems like appropriate material for FOX news viewers.

  3. ArianeB says:

    I’m experiencing “Michael Jackson Death Reporting Stress Syndrome”

    I’m getting sick and damn tired of the non-stop reporting of a story that is 5 days old and hasn’t changed.

    Michael Jackson is still dead, and he is not getting any deader, so stop dragging this story on, and get on with some real news!!

  4. AdmFubar says:

    wow that is odd…. you have a video from fox8 in cleveland from a fox affliate in pennsylvania…

  5. Zybch says:

    So, I could set fire to somebody, then gut them and wear their intestines as a hat and claim it was because I was stresses coz Wacko Jacko was dead?
    Cool, now wheres my zippo.

  6. Nimby says:

    I was so stressed after the death of Ed McMahon, I went out and bought some magazines.

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  8. Jägermeister says:

    Not surprised… Michael Jackson fans tend to be a little bit odd…

  9. mike says:

    I wonder how her apartment caught on fire?

  10. soundwash says:

    -just turn off your TV -get your news from the radio.

    jackson news is nothing but an huge, orchestrated distraction from the death throws being voted on in congress.



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