Craig Tamanaha Wiki
Craig Tamanaha Biography
Who is Craig Tamanaha ?
Tamanaha who has been arrested in the past for drug possession is in custody on six charges including arson and endangerment.
Craig Tamanaha, a 49-year-old man, who is homeless, is currently being detained in Midtown Precinct North by the NYPD, according to a Daily Mail report citing an update provided by an NYPD spokesperson. “On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at approximately 12.14 a.m., Fox News Channel security observed a 49-year-old man climbing the decorated Christmas tree outside his office building near the corner of West 48 Street and Sixth Avenue, within the confines of the Midtown North district. Upon arrival, officers observed the man running from the scene and detained him without further incident. The fire inside the tree was extinguished without further injury or incident by FDNY personnel who responded “.
Other details about Tamanaha, including how long he has been living in New York and whether he has a criminal record in other cities, are unclear at this time. The recent arrest is Tamanaha’s third brush with the NYPD, as he had previously been arrested twice in February and March of this year, both for drug possession. Detectives working on this case told the outlet that Tamanaha’s recent alleged crime was a random act and not politically fueled. He is expected to appear in court later on December 8 on six charges including arson, criminal mischief, reckless danger and disorderly conduct. The spokesperson also confirmed that a Tamanaha lighter was recovered at the time of his arrest, but authorities are still investigating whether it was used to light a fire to the tree that was decorated with 10,000 ornaments and took 21 hours to install.
How old is Craig Tamanaha ?
He is 49 year old.
Arrested and Charged
A man was charged after allegedly setting fire to a huge Christmas tree outside the News Corp. building in New York City early Wednesday, the New York Police Department said. The building houses Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post.
Police said Fox News security saw Craig Tamanaha, 49, climbing the tree outside his office on West 48th Street and Sixth Avenue just after midnight. When officers arrived, Tamanaha escaped, but was later detained and arrested.
Tamanaha was charged with criminal mischief, reckless danger, arson, criminal nuisance, breaking and entering, criminal tampering and disorderly conduct, police said.
The Christmas tree in Fox Square caught fire shortly after midnight on December 8. Images of the 50-foot-tall tree on fire hit the internet and prompted various reactions from netizens.
Fox News employees alerted police after Tamanaha climbed the tree around 12:14 p.m. to start the fire, after which he made a failed attempt to escape the crime scene. The city’s fire department extinguished the tree fire that was lit in the air on December 5 as part of the ‘All-American’ Christmas tree lighting ceremony that has been a tradition at Fox HQ for the past three years. . Executive Director Suzanne Scott sent a memo to all staff assuring that “this willful and blatant act of cowardice will put us off.” The company is currently in the process of installing a new tree as “a message that there can be peace, light and joy even in a dark time like this.”
While some called the unidentified suspect a Grinch on the streets, the trolls offered to start a GoFundMe to purchase drinks for the suspect who has now been identified as Craig Tamanaha by the New York Police Department.