Man who charged his iPhone on train arrested for stealing electricity

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The man who was charged for charging.
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We’ve heard about iPhone-related crime before, but here’s one that’s new: A U.K. man in London who was arrested by police after charging his iPhone on a train.

45-year-old artist Robin Lee was approached by a police community support officer on board the train last Friday, warned that he was “illegally extracting electricity.” When Lee arrived at his destination, police officers were waiting to arrest him.

According to the police community support officer, sockets on the train are reserved for cleaning staff only.

In a statement, a spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said that they had been called to Camden Road London Overground station due to a report of, “a man becoming aggressive when challenged by a PCSO about his use of a plug socket on board an Overground train.”

The actual crime itself was “suspicion of abstracting electricity,” although thankfully Robin Lee was subsequently de-arrested, and let go with just a warning.

We guess the police community support officer in question was an Android user!

Via: Yahoo News