Craig Tamanaha, the 49-year-old homeless man suspected of torching the Fox News Christmas tree, has been released without bail:
Fox Christmas tree arson suspect released without bail https://t.co/WRKrZySj4x pic.twitter.com/TZDweOOFNh
— New York Post (@nypost) December 9, 2021
Tamanaha also has a history of arrests and a history of failing to appear in court over those arrests:
New York is a failed state https://t.co/thRtOfvdEN
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 9, 2021
Cops noted this after his arrest on Wednesday:
"He was issued earlier this year some appearance tickets and didn't come back to court, which unfortunately is something we see all too often. Also has some low level arrests out of state."
— Laura Walker ⚖🍸🇺🇸 🏴 (@LauraWalkerKC) December 8, 2021
Show us the lie:
Democrats want more crime. https://t.co/1dF2sNp9FS
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) December 9, 2021
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.
Meet Craig Tamanaha, the 49-year-old arrested for allegedly setting fire to the Fox News Christmas tree https://t.co/QXy99v2FU7
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 8, 2021
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