Lynnwood, Wash., police say a man told them he set his motel room afire because he was sharing it with Satan and wanted to protect "the good people."
Papers filed in Snohomish County Superior Court indicate the 52-year-old Redmond man had been staying at a Days Inn in Lynnwood for about a month. Fire crews responded Friday when smoke began pouring from a second-floor room.
No one was injured but the Daily Herald of Everett says six rooms were damaged.
Hotel management had asked the man to move out.
The man was held Monday at the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree arson.