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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.


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