A New Hampshire man yelled profanities as he faced charges in a courtroom Tuesday after police say he tried to take down a building with an excavator.
Jordan Ingram, 28, of Franklin was arrested Monday after he was found in a vehicle on I-89 in New London.
Authorities had previously responded to 15 Tannery St. for a report of a subject damaging the property.
Ingram's mother, who would not go on camera, told necn she was in the process of buying the building before her son, who has a history of mental illness, decided to take an excavator, which she owned, and attack the building, leaving a large portion of it in rubble.
Ingram, who is well-known to Franklin Police Department, was arraigned felony reckless conduct and felony criminal mischief.
It's unclear if Ingram has an attorney.