Florida woman admits she burned down a tree ‘older than Jesus’
A 26-year-old Floridian woman admitted to burning down one of the oldest trees in the world Tuesday afternoon.
According to WFTV, Sara Barnes was arrested after admitting she set The Senator, a 3,500 year old bald cypress tree, on fire on a mid-January night in Longwood, Florida.
Barnes, a regular drug user who was smoking meth with a friend at the time, lit the tree on fire so that she could see in the dark but could not stop it from spreading.
“I can’t believe I burned down a tree older then Jesus,” Barnes told authorities before taken into custody by police.
The Senator, which became a landmark in Longwood, was the fifth oldest tree in the world.
WATCH: Video from WFTV, which was broadcast on February 28, 2012.