MERCED -- A 35-year-old man was arrested Sunday after Merced police say he started a small fire in a Starbucks bathroom -- and locked himself inside.
Matthew Payne entered the bathroom at the 770 East Yosemite Avenue around 7 a.m. and started a fire with toilet paper and paper towels, according to Sgt. Bobby Chapman.
Police responded to the scene, but Payne had locked the door to the bathroom and would not come out. Officers eventually removed the door from its hinges and took Payne into custody, Chapman said.