The city of Oakland is suing an Occupy protester who allegedly threw a chair and smashed the windows of a police recruiting building near City Hall.
City Attorney Barbara Parker announced Wednesday that her office filed a lawsuit last month against 24-year-old Cesar Aguirre claiming that he used a metal folding chair to break the windows of the building following a daylong protest that attracted thousands of people in November.
According to the suit, Aguirre then tried to break into the building.
The city is seeking $6,654 to cover the cost of repairs, as well as punitive damages.
Aguirre, who is from the Sacramento-area community of Elk Grove, was arrested on suspicion of failing to leave the scene of a riot and vandalism after the incident, but has not been charged.
Aguirre could not be reached for comment.