Kester Jack, a 28-year-old Brooklynite, was arrested Thursday for sawing down three trees on West 94th street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive.
Jack, whose motivation wasn’t clear, used a handsaw to cut the trees, prompting several alarmed neighbors to call police, according to an NYPD official who spoke to West Side Rag. He was arrested in Riverside Park and charged with criminal mischief, menacing and possession of marijuana. Jack’s criminal history is “not extensive,” the official said, mostly consisting of arrests for marijuana possession. He apparently comes to the area to visit friends although he lives with his mother in Brooklyn.
One reader tells us a friend found a tree on top of her car, which had “lots of scratches.”