A man who was high on methamphetamine broke into three TV tower buildings and turned off the lights to one of them, police said.
According to court documents, Julio Cesar Herrera kicked in the metal doors of the buildings of the KPHO and City of Phoenix TV tower buildings between the late hours of March 27 and the early morning hours of March 28 on South Mountain.
He also went into the fenced commercial yard of a KYOT tower but not inside the building.
Police said the 29-year-old stole an employee's jacket from the KPHO building and wore it during the other break-ins at the other facilities.
Nothing was stolen from the KYOT or the City of Phoenix, but he did mess with levels and switches.
While inside the KPHO building, Herrera turned off the tower lights, which by federal law have to be on, court documents said.
Officers said they identified the suspect by a fingerprint inside the City of Phoenix building and through surveillance video.
He was arrested on July 6.
According to police, Herrera admitted to the break-ins and said he was high on meth at the time. He said he went up there because "people were flashing lights at him" and he wanted to find those people who were flashing lights at him, police said.
Herrera admitted to taking the jacket but said he took it off while climbing down the mountain.
He is facing one count of burglary and two counts of criminal trespass.
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