FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police on Long Island have arrested a Verizon technician on charges he vandalized wires belonging to rival Cablevision.
Vincent Gargano of Setauket cut a Cablevision fiber optic cable wire and another Cablevision wire on Jan. 7, police said. The outage affected about 6,000 customers.READ MORE: Delta Variant Intensifies Urgency To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Health Experts Say
Gargano was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespassing, police said.
Verizon spokesman John Bonomo confirmed that Gargano was an employee. He said in a statement that Gargano’s alleged actions are not consistent with how Verizon conducts business.READ MORE: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Returns In Front Of A Live Audience Monday Night
Both companies are cooperating with the investigation.
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