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Las Vegas woman, 43, ‘set fire to date’s apartment after showing up at restaurant with just $ 5’

The 43-year-old Las Vegas woman ‘set fire to her dinner date’s apartment and’ tried to kill him ‘after showing up at the restaurant with only $ 5 in her pocket’

  • Kimberly Marika Johnson, 43, of Las Vegas, was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempted murder and arson
  • She is said to have set fire to her date’s apartment around 5:30 a.m. on October 11
  • She and a man had been to a restaurant dinner prior to the fire
  • Johnson had let the man walk home after discovering he only had $ 5 on him

Kimberly Marika Johnson, 43, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson after allegedly setting fire to her dinner date's home in October 2020.

Kimberly Marika Johnson, 43, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson after allegedly setting fire to her dinner date’s home in October 2020.

A Las Vegas woman reportedly set her boyfriend’s house on fire and tried to kill him after coming in with just $ 5 for their dinner.

Kimberly Marika Johnson, 43, of Las Vegas, was arrested on Tuesday and is charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson as a result of a fire that she allegedly set in a house around 5:30 am on October 11, 2020.

According to an arrest report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Johnson had gone to see the friend earlier in the morning for dinner at Jerry’s Nugget, a casino.

At one point during the dinner, Johnson discovered that the man, who has not been publicly identified, was carrying only $ 5, which led to the two falling out, a North Las Vegas fire department investigator said in the arrest report.

Johnson, the investigator reported, had the man walk the 2.5 miles back to his apartment.

It is unclear if he was expected to return to the casino with more money or if their dinner date was up by then.

About 20 minutes after he returned to his apartment, the man heard “a splashing noise on the window and front door,” the court document said.

When the man opened the front door, “Johnson lit the gas fumes.”

Authorities said Johnson lit the fire at her dinner party after discovering he showed up for their meal at Jerry's Nugget (pictured) with just $ 5 in his pocket

Authorities said Johnson lit the fire at her dinner party after discovering he showed up for their meal at Jerry's Nugget (pictured) with just $ 5 in his pocket

Authorities said Johnson lit the fire at her dinner party after discovering he showed up for their meal at Jerry’s Nugget (pictured) with just $ 5 in his pocket

“The front door and mat are completely shrouded in flames,” the firefighter writes in the report.

The man, who lives in a two-story apartment complex, “slammed the burning front door.”

Johnson is said to have used a wooden-handled hammer to break the windshield of the ground-floor apartment.

The dinner date claimed Johnson tossed “ her bag that was on fire ” through the broken window and into the apartment’s front room.

According to the arrest report, the man said Johnson was ‘high on crystal meth’ and that she had tried to ‘burn me down’.

The fire at the man’s house was determined to have been started with “willful and malicious intent.”

It is unclear whether injuries were sustained during the incident.

Online prison records show that Johnson is being held on $ 5,000 bail and is due to appear in court on the morning of Jan. 25.

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