Craig Tamanaha, the 49-year-old homeless man suspected of torching the Fox News Christmas tree, has been released without bail:

Tamanaha also has a history of arrests and a history of failing to appear in court over those arrests:

Cops noted this after his arrest on Wednesday:

Show us the lie:

This isn’t someone who should be on the streets right now. From the New York Post:

“I didn’t do it!” suspect Craig Tamanaha, 49, claimed to reporters outside Manhattan criminal court after being asked about the early morning arson that caused about $500,000 in damage outside the Midtown building that houses Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

Tamanaha, a vagrant with a lengthy rap sheet, also went on an incoherent rant outside the courthouse. He denied the arson and hurled obscenities at reporters before asking them for a cigarette.

“The moms that want to rape their f—ing daughters — they set it on fire,” he yelled.

Even his dad says “he’s a nut”:

The suspect has a history of destructive stunts, is homeless and abuses drugs, his father told The Post earlier Wednesday.

“Oh, he’s a nut. I can’t control him,” Richard Tamanaha, of Hawaii, said. “Mentally, he’s not all there.”

And it’s not even clear Tamanaha understands what’s expected of him:

Tamanaha was told to return to court on Jan. 4 and seemed confused about the order.

“Today I have to be here?,” Tamanaha responded.