Baltimore:-  A US man has been sentenced to pay $1 million in restitution for puncturing a fire hose at a burning drugstore during rioting last year, federal authorities said. Gregory Butler Jr, 22, was also sentenced by a federal judge to 250 hours of community service and three years of supervised release for obstructing firefighters at a CVS Health Corp pharmacy, the US Attorney’s Office in Baltimore said in a statement. The drugstore was set afire in April 2015 during unrest after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who died from an injury suffered while in police custody.–Reuters

  His death heightened a US debate on police treatment of minorities. Butler had admitted to twice puncturing the hose with a knife. The incident was caught on video and the burning pharmacy became a symbol of unrest in the largely African-American city.  US District Judge J. Frederick Motz ordered Butler to pay $100 a month during his supervised release. Failure to pay could be a violation of his release, a spokeswoman for US Attorney Rod Rosenstein said in an email. After the supervisory release ends, Butler’s payment will be set based on his ability to pay . Motz set the restitution figure based on lost rent from the building, lost income from the store, legal fees, and destruction of the hose , she said.