Tennessee woman set house on fire because she wasn't invited to party, police say

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jul 19, 2018

A Nashville woman has been accused of setting fire to a home because she wasn't invited to a party. 

Shameka Howse was arrested Wednesday and charged with vandalism, aggravated arson and reckless endangerment/assault with a deadly weapon.

According to an affidavit from the Metro Nashville Police Department, Howse and an unidentified man pulled up at a house on North 29th Avenue in Nashville on June 28 and when she began screaming about not being invited to a party at the house.

When the people in the home wouldn’t let her inside, she allegedly told them she was going to set the house on fire.

From there, police said she walked back to the truck, pulled out a jug of lighter fluid and started pouring it over the front window of the house. Police says she then took a butane lighter and lit a fire. 

Howse and the man both sped off as the three people inside worked to put out the fire.

The blaze was extinguished before it caused any serious damage. No one was hurt. 

Howse is due in court on Friday. She's being held on a total bond for $45,000.