This takes the excuse "the devil made me do it" to a new level!

A 52 year old Washington man claims he set fire to his Days Inn hotel room because satan was in the room.  Good call dude.

The man, who had been a guest at the hotel for about a month, claimed he wanted to "protect the good people" in the hotel.

Nobody went to hell that night, but "Fire Marshall Bill" did go to jail.