‘Irate’ woman put blanket in toaster to try to burn house down

‘Irate’ woman put blanket in toaster to try to burn house down
Crystal Yates is accused of starting a fire in a home near Cane Run Road, with several adults and children inside.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman is accused of starting a fire in a home near Cane Run Road, with several adults and children inside.

According to her arrest report, 34-year-old Crystal Yates said “I’m going to burn this b**ch down,” and put a blanket in a toaster and turned the toaster on.

The arresting officer reported that Yates said she was “irate over a recent eviction notice and relationship status change the day before.”

Seven other people were inside the home at the time, including children as young as 6 and 3 years old. One of the people inside the home told officers that Yates had taken “8 bars,” typically a reference to Xanax, a prescription used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Yates is now charged with seven counts of wanton endangerment and one count of criminal mischief.

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