Woman sets house on fire after not being invited to party

Photo credit: Metro-Nashville (Tennessee) Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – A woman became so infuriated that she wasn’t invited to a particular house party in Tennessee that she decided to shut the party down — by burning down the entire house.

At least the female arsonist suspect tried to set the house ablaze. Ironically, the woman’s name is Shameka Howse, and she reportedly set the location of a house party on fire after finding out about the party that she had not been invited to.

According to Nashville’s WKRN, Howse was driven to the house by an unidentified man in a large truck near the party’s location. There, Howse was seen and heard by guests shouting and screaming about the party.

“According to her arrest affidavit, the witnesses believed Howse was upset because she wasn’t invited,” reports the Tennessee television station. “The affidavit said Howse threatened to burn the house down and then went to the truck, grabbed a jug of lighter fluid and then threw it at the front window. Howse is then accused of pulling out a butane lighter and setting the house on fire.”

Witnesses of the arson said that Howse stormed off in a huff, got back to the truck, jumped in the vehicle and left the scene.

All of the guests inside the residence escape uninjured and the small fire was extinguished easily before authorities arrived. However, there was damage to the house, especially around the windows of the residence.

WKRN reported that Howse is being charged by authorities with “aggravated arson, vandalism and reckless endangerment.”

Listen to the report below:

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required