Man charged with tearing down Ten Commandments monument with chain and pickup truck

NBC Montana reports a Columbia Falls man is behind bars after police say he took down the Ten Commandments monument in Kalispell with a chain and a pickup truck.

The Kalispell Police Department said calls came in on Saturday that a male was on the Flathead County Courthouse grounds, and appeared to be wrapping a chain around the Ten Commandments monument.

Officials say those callers saw the man attach the chain to a pickup truck, and then pull the monument into the street.

Police say the man reportedly removed the chain, then got into the truck and left the scene.

Officers later located the truck, contacted the suspect, and arrested him.

That man, 30-year-old Anthony Weimer, faces a felony charge of criminal mischief.

KPD said they do not know why Weimer allegedly took down the monument.

Anthony Weimer, 30, was charged after allegedly pulling down a Ten Commandments monument. (Flathead County Sheriff’s Office)

Per Fox News, Anthony Weimer was booked into jail on a charge of felony criminal mischief following the incident Saturday in Kalispell, KHQ reported.

Police said they responded after callers reported seeing a man on the grounds of the Flathead County Courthouse attach a chain to a pickup truck before pulling down the monument into the street, according to the station.