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Man Trashes Trump Tower Restaurant, Flipping Tables, Dumping Wine, Cops Say

By  David Matthews and Erica Demarest | October 6, 2017 1:44pm | Updated on October 9, 2017 8:28am

 Holdson Marcelin, 36, of Philadelphia faces a felony charge after causing more than $10,000 worth of damage inside the Sixteen restaurant inside Trump Tower.
Holdson Marcelin, 36, of Philadelphia faces a felony charge after causing more than $10,000 worth of damage inside the Sixteen restaurant inside Trump Tower.
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DNAinfo/David Matthews; Chicago Police Department

DOWNTOWN — A Philadelphia man shouted "religious statements" while trashing a Trump Tower restaurant, causing $14,000 in damages, authorities said.

Holdson Marcelin, 36, was charged with one felony count of criminal damage between $10,000 and $100,000 after the rampage Monday evening at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., police said.

Marcelin flipped tables, threw chairs, smashed glass and even poured red wine on upholstered furniture at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the tower's Sixteen restaurant, a police source said.

A marble desk was broken in the incident, prosecutors said. The damage is estimated at $14,000.

Prosecutors said there was no clear motive for the crime, but said he shouted "religious statements" during the incident.

After being detained by Trump security, Marcelin appeared in bond court Tuesday where Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. Dude released him on his own recognizance. 

Marcelin is also wanted on a warrant for criminal trespass in Pennsylvania.

Local crime blog CWB Chicago first reported the mayhem Thursday night. 

The tower's 16th-floor restaurant is no stranger to shenanigans. Six Greenpeace activists were arrested in July for hanging a banner off the restaurant's terrace.