Weiland's wife arrested in torching of his clothes

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The wife of Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland was arrested in the torching of his clothes outside their Toluca Lake home hours after the couple brawled at a luxury hotel, police said Monday.

Mary Weiland, 31, was booked for investigation of felony arson vandalism after officers responded to a call Saturday night that a female was burning clothes. They found a trash can full of smoldering clothes, Sgt. Mathew Ferguson said.

Officers called Weiland, who said the wardrobe was worth $10,000, Ferguson said. The couple's children, ages 4 and 6, were placed in the custody of family friends.

The arrest culminated a rowdy weekend for Weiland and his wife.

Police were called to the nearby boutique Graciela Hotel on Pass Avenue earlier Saturday after the couple got into an argument that left two rooms vandalized, Ferguson said.

"Both rooms had damage and items scattered, broken plates and things. It was looking definitely like items were deliberately destroyed," Ferguson said. He said the amount of damage exceeded $400.

Mary Weiland was at the hotel with the couple's children when police arrived. She voluntarily went to the police station to give a statement. Weiland, 39, showed up later with his attorney to give a statement.

"She is a suspect in the vandalism. He is not," Ferguson said.

No charges were filed and the couple left.

Ferguson said hotel owners would have to decide if they want Mary Weiland prosecuted for vandalism, which would be a felony because damage exceeded $400.

A Graciela Hotel receptionist said Monday there would be no comment.

The 100-room Graciela Hotel describes itself as a "home away from home" for many of its guests. Many of the rooms and suites have full kitchenettes for long-term stays.
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