Chattanooga man arrested for taking selfie atop Brooklyn Bridge

Chattanooga native David Karnauch was arrested by Hamilton County Sheriff deputies on a warrant from the New York Police Department for reckless endangerment after he took a selfie from the side of the Brooklyn Bridge.
photo David Karnauch

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A Tennessee man who police say illegally climbed the Brooklyn Bridge and took a selfie while perched on a railing has been arrested.

WRCB-TV reported that 21-year-old David Karnauch of Chattanooga was arrested Sunday by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on a warrant from the New York Police Department. The charge is reckless endangerment, and he is being held in Tennessee without bond as a fugitive from New York.

The selfie from the July incident made national headlines. New York Police say Karnauch acted in an "irresponsible" and "illegal" manner.

Karnauch told CBS New York that nobody tried to stop him from climbing the bridge and that he didn't know it was forbidden.