Man Charged with Vandalizing New WiFi Kiosks in Bronx Park
Police have arrested a man accused of vandalizing two new WiFi charging kiosks at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx.
Lonell Logan, 20, is charged with criminal mischief and trespassing.
Police say Logan pushed over and damaged two towers at the park near 161st Street and Walton Avenue.
The solar-powered towers are valued at nearly $10,000.
The group NYC Park Advocates says Logan was charging his phone in one of the towers on June 14th and fell asleep on a nearby bench.
When he woke up, he found his phone had been stolen, and started knocking down the towers and ripping out wires.
The towers were installed at the park earlier this month as part of an plan to expand free WiFi across the city.
They include signs warning users not to leave their devices unattended.