According to the BBC, the 27-year-old man told authorities that the attempt was a result of a dare. The crime can carry a sentence of six months to three years in prison, according to SBS. The man was released on the equivalent of $293 bail.
The torch is in the midst of covering 12,400 miles across 300 Brazilian cities before arriving in Rio for the opening ceremonies Aug. 5. This is the second straight week that the torch has been involved in a dramatic incident, after a jaguar last week was shot and killed following a ceremony during the torch relay.