Man Tries to Set Fire to Historic Music Venue
A man was arrested on Aug. 27 for trying to set fire to the Ryman Auditorium, one of Nashville and music's most historic venue.
According to WTVF-TV in Nashville, Jeffrey Parsley allegedly admitted to attempting to light newspapers to burn the back door of the country-music landmark. The 52-year-old suspect apparently lives one block behind the Ryman.
Parsley tried to burn down the storied music venue -- which has hosted everything from the 88-year-old Grand Ole Opry and country-music icons to comedians and classic rockers like ZZ Top -- on Aug. 18.
He was caught on surveillance cameras and arrested this past week. His bond is set at $20,000. There were no injuries reported, and so far the extent of the damage has not been revealed.