ROCKLAND — A 22-year-old Maine man is facing charges he burned several American flags that did not belong to him.

Christopher Hodgkins of Rockland appeared in court Wednesday where he was ordered held for lack of $1,000 bail.

The Bangor Daily News says the Rockland Fire Department was called several times in late October after businesses found their American flags burned.

He was arrested on Halloween after a witness allegedly saw him take a flag from the wall of a bank and then light it on fire. He was charged with aggravated criminal mischief.

Hodgkins later told police about his discontent with the American government.