Man charged with setting nativity scene on fire

Posted at 3:57 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 15:57:23-05

Police in Chemung County have charged an Elmira man with setting fire to a nativity scene in the heart of the city.

Daniel Peterson-Green, 24, is charged with second-degree criminal mischief.

According to ABC affiliate WENY-TV, Peterson-Green lit a cash register receipt on fire overnight and tossed it into the straw surrounding the nativity in Wisner Park.

Peterson-Green is being held in the Chemung County Jail.

No one was hurt.