Woman claims God told her to start fire

Penny Lineweaver is charged with arson. (Source: Franklin County Regional Jail)
Penny Lineweaver is charged with arson. (Source: Franklin County Regional Jail)
Updated: May. 20, 2019 at 2:40 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - A woman who is being held on an arson charge says she did it, but her instructions came from a higher power.

Penny Lineweaver, 35, of Frankfort, was arrested Sunday morning after she set clothes and a chair on fire with a lighter.

When emergency crews arrived, they say Lineweaver told them God had instructed her to start the fire.

Lineweaver is being at the Franklin County Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

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