Smithtown man accused of cutting cable wires on cell tower

Police say a man who did not want a cell phone tower near his Smithtown home is accused of cutting the cable wires. According to

SMITHTOWN - Police say a man who did not want a cell phone tower near his Smithtown home is accused of cutting the cable wires. According to police, Ronald Derisi cut the cables on a 210 foot cell tower built at the Smithtown Highway Department on Monday.

Metro PCS says it will cost more than $100,000 to repair.

Derisi was worried the tower would hurt his property value, according to Newsday.

Derisi is charged with criminal mischief.

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