New Rochelle police have made an arrest of a suspect in the parking pay station vandal case. Police were able to use an image from a surveillance camera installed in one of the pay stations to identify a man who works nearby and was said to be angry over receiving parking tickets. "He was distressed over the level of parking enforcement", said New Rochelle Police Detective Captain Joseph Schaller. "He had picked up several parking tickets in that lot." Duc Huang "Jimmy" Do, 38 of 2590 Grand Avenue in the Bronx was arrested last night as he walked near the Prospect Street parking lot. Police say he was acting suspiciously. His jacket matched an image taken by a surveillance camera last week just prior to a machine in the Library lot was disabled on January 2, 2012. Do was charged with criminal mischief, 2nd degree, a D felony on January 9, 2012 for the damage done to the parking pay stations in the Library lot and Prospect Street lot on January 2, 2012 as well as the previous attacks in 2011 on October 6th, May 16th and February 11th.
Do, a naturalized American citizen, born in Vietnam, is believed to be an owner where he works at the Exotic Nails 4 You Salon at 505 Main Street in downtown New Rochelle. The blue liquid running down the side of the meter (visible in the photo below) was said to be a type of blue sticky fluid used in nail salons. Talk of the Sound has been reporting exclusively on the Parking Pay Station Vandal. New Rochelle Parking Meter Vandal Strikes for 4th Times in 10 Months, 5 of 6 Machines Across Two Downtown Lots Now Out of Service October 2011: Deja Vu All Over Again as New Rochelle Parking Pay Stations Disabled by Vandals for Third Time in 8 Months May 2011: Machines in Library Lot hit by Vandals Again March 2011: New Rochelle Library Parking Pay Stations Vandalized, Damage and Lack of Enforcement Will Cost City Over Ten Thousand Dollars
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