A woman is in custody after barricading herself inside a 7-Eleven store and allegedly setting it on fire in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday night.
The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. at the store located near the intersection of West Olympic Boulevard and South La Brea Avenue.
The woman initially entered the store yelling and damaging property, prompting the store manager to hide in an office and call 911, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Hernandez said.
Meanwhile, the woman used large items in the store to block the front door and the set them on fire with a lighter, Hernandez said.
Officers still managed to enter the 7-Eleven and take the woman, identified as 47-year-old Caren Satterfield, into custody.
Firefighters also arrived at the scene and put out the flames in about 15 minutes, Hernandez said.
It was unclear what initially prompted Satterfield to barricade herself inside the store.
She was hospitalized for evaluation of being under the influence and booked on suspicion of arson, Hernandez said.