Transcript for Fed-up Commuter Accused of Taking Down Cellphone Service on an Entire Train
A train full of commuters talking on their phones, when suddenly they're dropped. A fed-up commuter accused of taking it into his own hands. Reporter: Millions of commuters have been there. Looking for peace and quiet, only to be interrupted by cell phone calls. And police say this man allegedly used this device to block phone calls. Tonight, he's facing a charge of interfering with a public utili utility. He's been a good member of the community, and had no malicious intent to hurt anybody. Reporter: The devices jam the signal. Using them is against the law. This gadget is illegal to use. I'm not using it, just reviewing it. Reporter: Still, they're easy to find online. This man, suspended for using a jammer to get his students to put phones down. This priest installing a jammer in church to keep his mass quiet. The lawyer for the man in Chicago has yet to file a plea. Tom, cell phone jammers can disrupt police communications and emergency calls. New concerns over a popular
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