Bergenfield police are accusing an unemployed postal worker with burning an American flag on Veterans Day.
Terrence Byrnes is charged with criminal mischief.
Burning the flag is not a crime, but police say the 37-year-old destroyed someone else's property.
Police say Byrnes lit a bamboo shoot and ignited the tattered flag at a former auto dealership on S. Washington Avenue.
Police say Byrnes told them he felt it was 'dishonorable' to display such a weather-beaten flag.
Byrnes is scheduled to appear in Bergenfield Municipal Court on Nov. 20.