A 65-year-old Kentucky man is accused of intentionally setting his own home on fire early this week and claimed God told him to start the blaze.
According to The River City News, The Hebron Fire Department received a report of a home on fire around 3 a.m. Aug. 3.
According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, 65-year-old Charles E. Mullins admitted that he intentionally set his home on fire Tuesday morning by turning on the gas burners of his stove and then dumping gasoline around the house. He then lit a piece of paper and dropped it on the gasoline, which proceeded to ignite the house in flames.
According to investigators, Mullins’s not only admitted to intentionally setting his own home on fire, but he also confessed that God told him to light his house on fire and then to flee Kentucky.
Mullins is charged with third-degree arson. He was booked into the Boone County Detention Center and is being held on a $25,000 bond, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
The River City News reported that Mullins was living alone at the time of the alleged act of arson and that there were no reported injuries.