The owner of a St. Peter bowling alley is accused of starting the fire himself.
The St. Peter Herald Reports that a search warrant application filed in Nicollet County District Court indicated that the owner of KingPins Bowling Alley in St. Peter started the fire. It caused the building to burn to the ground Feb. 16. The owner reportedly told investigators that it was an accident.
The warrant says Dwight Selders, a Le Sueur resident, reportedly admitted to an investigator, more than a week after the incident, that he caused the fire by accidentally igniting a rag while trying to fix a pin-setter.
He reportedly admitted to walking out of the building, in what he described as a panic. The warrant says he admitted that he saw the building in flames as he exited but did not call 911, telling investigators that he did not know why he didn’t act.