BANGOR — A Connecticut man is facing charges in Maine after allegedly breaking into a locked bus station in Bangor on Christmas Day.

Police say 42-year-old Dale Quereux of Plainville, Conn., told officers he was trying to provide a warm place to shelter for himself and more than a dozen other bus passengers who were dropped off late Wednesday morning only to find themselves stranded in the cold outside the locked station.

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Investigators say surveillance video shows Quereux forcing his way into the station’s back door, rummaging through some cabinets, and stealing a hammer he used to break a car window.

He is charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

He is free on $500 bail.

The station’s manager says the bus was not supposed to drop anyone off at that station.