Kansas Woman Charged With Arson After Trying to Light A Spider on Fire

A woman in Kansas is facing an arson charge after doing what anyone would after catching a spider in his or her home: lighting a small fire with towels in order to catch the spider in the fire and kill it.

According to the Hutchinson News, five fire department units were called out at 1:36AM after the 34-year-old woman, named Ginny M. Griffith, used a cigarette lighter to light a pile of towels on fire in an attempt to catch and kill the (nightmare) spider. From Hutchinson News:

Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen said in a press release that firefighters found light smoke coming from the woman's half of the duplex and some clothing smoldering just inside the doorway. They found multiple other points of origin for the fire and brought it under control within minutes, Hanen said.

No one was injured and the building only suffered light smoke damage, but because the other half of the duplex was occupied—and firefighters found multiple points of origin for the fire—Griffith was arrested for aggravated arson.

Griffith was held in the, fingers crossed, spider-free Reno County jail in lieu of the $7,500 bond.

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