A fellow in Lynnwood, Washington torched his motel room because he was trying to protect "the good people" from Satan who apparently was bunking there too. Call me silly, but it seems to me that setting a fire would just make Satan feel even more at home. From HeraldNet:
Hotel officials told police the man had repeatedly called hotel employees the "anti-Christ" and "spawns of Satan.""Man tells police he set fire because of Satan" (via Fortean Times)
Hotel management had asked the man to move out the day of the fire.
The man was being held Monday at Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree arson.