You know what they say about getting caught in a web of bad decisions. Hutchinson News (Kansas) reports that a certain woman Ginny M. Griffith, 34, is charged with arson after the po-po (police) say she set her home on fire during an attempt to kill a spider. According to this woman, she tried using a cigarette lighter to set some towels on fire at about 1:30am.
She was hoping to catch the little arachnid with the flaming towels and burn it to death, according to WTSP. It’s unclear if she ever caught the spider, but the fire that resulted did necessitate intervention from the fire department. Five units were summoned and managed to control the fire, which they said had multiple points of origin, within a matter of minutes. Griffith’s aggravated arson charge stems from the fact that the other half of the duplex was occupied when the blaze began. No one, besides potentially the spider, was injured in the
fire and the building only suffered light smoke damage.