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Cudahy Man Appears in Court for Setting Fire to Workplace Because of Spider

The Cudahy man accused of setting fire to his Waukesha County workplace because of a spider appeared in court on Monday.

The criminal complaint says 24-year-old Kevin Butler was seen holding a lighter to a sack of almonds back in October before the fire started.

He told officers he saw a spider and proceeded to light it on fire and didn’t realize it had started to spread.

A judge ordered him not to use any incendiary devices including lighters until his case is resolved.

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