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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 03:03 PM

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Nashville Woman Don't Get Party Invite, Sets House Of Fire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/WTVF) -- A woman out of Nashville has been accused of setting a house on fire after not being invited to a party, police said.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police obtained by CBS affiliate WTVF, Shameka Howse knew people were inside the home and was upset with them.

The incident occurred three weeks ago after police said Howse went to the residence in a truck driven by an unknown man and started screaming about not being invited.

When those inside the home would not let her in, WTVF reported, she allegedly said she was going to set fire to the house.

She walked back to the truck, pulled out a jug of lighter fluid and began pouring it over the front window of the house, police said. She then reportedly took a butane lighter and lit the fire.

According to investigators, Howse and the unknown driver fled as three people inside the home tried to put it out. The flames were extinguished before any serious damage was caused, and no one was hurt.

Howse was arrested on Wednesday and is due in court on Friday.