Latest News

Miss Kentucky USA finalist sets roommate’s bed on fire during argument endangering students

By Mason White 6:25 PM February 22, 2017
Christen McAllister
Christen McAllister
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A beauty queen ended up behind bars after intentionally setting fire to her roommate’s bed because she was angry with her, according to police in Kentucky.

Louisville police said that they have arrested 22-year-old Christen Marie McAllister, after being accused of setting fire to her apartment while her roommates were in the home, endangering their lives.

McAllister has been charged with one count of arson. She was booked into the Louisville jail, and her bail has been set at $10,000.

According to the police investigation, on Saturday around 12:15 a.m., Louisville firefighters were called to the 300 block of Armstrong Drive, on reports of a fire at The Retreat, which is a housing project for off-campus students of the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

Investigators determined that McAllister had gotten into an argument with a roommate and then set the roommate’s bed on fire.

Two roommates were inside the home at the time of the fire, but luckily, no one has been injured. McAllister was selected as one of the top 5 in the Miss Kentucky USA 2017 beauty contest.