Police: Movie Tavern fires were arson

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - After two separate fire incidents with just four days of each other, police have arrested a former employee for arson.

They happened just four days apart, one on April 12th and the second one on the 16th. Police say the fire alarm and sprinkler system were set off both times, causing more than $50,000 of damage to the facility and office space.

Now, police have arrested a former employee, 34-year-old Stephanie Renee Robinson, charging her with arson.

The arrest citation states that Robinson admitted to lighting a napkin around some electrical components within the building.

During the incident, the theater was occupied with movie goers and coworkers.

We're told no one was hurt in the incident, however, many people were shaken up.

The theater did not want to comment on camera about the arrest but did release a statement saying theater security surveillance showed Robinson ignited both fires.

We attempted to get Robinson's side of the story but she declined to comment.

Robinson is scheduled to be arraigned On April 22nd at 1:00 PM.


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