The Velvet Revolver singer and wife Mary cap a rowdy weekend with a brawl and a fire, say police

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated March 26, 2007 05:30 PM

The wife of Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland was arrested and booked for investigation of felony arson vandalism after allegedly burning his clothes outside their Southern California home, police said Monday.

The alleged torching took place on Saturday – just hours after the two had fought at a nearby luxury hotel, which the couple left vandalized, the Associated Press reports.

Mary Weiland, 31, was taken into custody after officers in Toluca Lake responded to a call on Saturday night that a female was setting clothes on fire at their home, said Sgt. Mathew Ferguson, adding that police found a trash can full of smoldering clothes. Weiland, 39, told police the wardrobe was worth $10,000.

The alleged hotel vandalism occurred at the boutique Graciela Hotel on Pass Avenue in Burbank earlier Saturday. “Both rooms had damage and items scattered, broken plates and things. It was looking definitely like items were deliberately destroyed,” Ferguson said.

Damage was said to be in excess of $400.

Once officers arrived, Mary Weiland, who was at the hotel with the couple’s two children, Lucy, 4, and Noah, 6, voluntarily went to the police station to give a statement. Weiland and his attorney later appeared to give a statement.

“She is a suspect in the vandalism. He is not,” Ferguson said. No charges were filed, though Ferguson said hotel owners would have to decide if they wished to prosecute Mary Weiland for vandalism. The hotel had no comment.

After the fire, the couple’s children were placed in the custody of family friends, according to the AP.