A Cranston man today was charged with malicious damage and resisting arrest for allegedly attempting to destroy a menorah outside Providence City Hall.
Providence police said two firefighters saw Peter Zendran, 34, knocking down the holiday display.
According to the Providence Journal, Zendron reportedly yelled at police and said the city shouldn't be putting up religious displays.
"This is an infringement of my [expletive] rights," the Journal reported.
Zendran was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was ordered held without bail as a probation violator. He will appear in court on Dec. 21.
The menorah was reportedly undamaged.
Zendran, according to his blog, is a follower of the faith of Zarathustra.