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.