Woman arrested for setting clothes on fire inside Walmart

Woman arrested for setting clothes on fire inside Walmart
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A woman set a fire inside a Memphis Walmart on Thursday morning, according to Memphis Police Department.

MPD said the fire happened inside the Austin Peay Walmart around 7 a.m.

Officials said a woman wanted to try on clothes. When she learned that the dressing room was locked, she set the clothes on fire.

When an employee saw a plume of smoke, the store was evacuated.

Joy Cagle, 27, was arrested and charged with aggravated arson.

Cagle told officers that she sparks lighters and uses fidget spinners to help with ADHD and did not mean to set the clothes on fire. Investigators said they found several illegal drugs in her possession.

The store remained closed all day Thursday.

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