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Louisville woman accused of threatening to burn down Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Yolanda Peterson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Yolanda Peterson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a Louisville woman is facing misdemeanor charges after she tried to skip out on her bill, and threatened to burn down a local steak house.

It happened at the Ruth's Chris Steak House on Dutchmans Lane, near the interchange between Breckenridge Lane and I-264, just before 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Police say 47-year-old Yolanda Peterson ran up a $90.58 tab at the steak house, including steak and alcoholic beverages. When it came time to pay, it became clear Peterson didn't have the funds to cover the tab.

Police were called, and allowed her to call someone who could pay the bill for her, but instead, she called a cab driver, according to the arrest report. When the driver arrived, he allegedly told police she had committed theft of services from him as well.

Peterson was arrested, and upon her arrest, police say she told officers she was going to burn the steak house to the ground and kill everyone in the building.

Peterson was charged with theft of services and terroristic threatening.

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