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Ohio man arrested in Erie casino restroom arson

Published: Wed, January 6, 2010 @ 11:50 a.m.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — State police have arrested an Ohio man for allegedly setting fire to a restroom at the Presque) Isle Downs & Casino in Erie.

Police say a security officer found the fire after patrons smelled smoke about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Police have arrested 26-year-old William McMillen, of Cleveland, and charged him with arson, risking a catastrophe and other charges. He was awaiting arraignment before a district judge in Erie.

Police say nobody was hurt. About 150 patrons and employees were in the slot machine casino when the fire was reported.

Police did not immediately say how the fire was started or why McMillen allegedly set it.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

It's chilly on the widswept shores of Lake Erie . This cold fellow was trying to get warmed up subculture style . Torching a building . Let's hope that Pennsylvania releases him soon so this pillar of the subculture can return home to Cleveland where he will be understood .

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2Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

He should've put his cigarette out in the toilet instead of the trash can or maybe he was on a mission for the new Cleveland casino to take out the competition.

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3Viewpoint(89 comments)posted 6 years, 1 month ago

I guess the warm air hand dryers weren't working again.

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