London commuter arrested for charging his phone on train

Robin Lee
Robin Lee

A commuter was arrested for charging his phone on a train.

Robin Lee plugged his phone in on a London Overground train on Friday (10.07.15) and was spotted by a community support officer, "abstracting" the 0.052p of electricity.

Robin said: "The officers got hold of me by each arm and put me in handcuffs - they were really aggressive and over the top.They put me in the cage in the back of the van and started going through my stuff - they even checked underneath my belt and everything."

Back at Camden Road station, he was eventually de-arrested for stealing electricity and was allowed to collect his stuff and leave, with no charges brought against him.