Woman pleads not guilty to setting coffee kiosks on fire at UCSD

Posted at 4:59 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 19:59:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--A woman accused of setting fire to four coffee kiosks at University of California San Diego Monday pleaded not guilty before being escorted from the courtroom while saying something about the president of the United States, City News Service reported. 

The 30-year-old woman, Kay Lyn Williamson, tried to speak during the arraignment today but was told by Judge Lisa Rodriguez to consult with her public defender instead. 

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It is not clear exactly what the suspect said about the president but 10News has a call in to the prosecutor for comment. 

Williamson was ordered held on $150,000 bail and, if she posts bail, is ordered to stay away from UCSD.

She is accused of causing $5,000 in damage to each of the four carts that were spread across the university campus before they exploded. 

The suspect faces 10 years in prison if convicted. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV 10News producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy