Plea deal for man who chopped down tree in Brooklyn

July 6, 2011 5:26:51 AM PDT
A man caught on camera chopping down a tree on a sidewalk in Brooklyn has cut a plea deal.

Francisco Marxuach used an axe to whack at the tree in front of the building where he used to live in Kensington.

Teenagers then took an 11-year-old's bicycle that was chained to the tree.

A criminal mischief charge will be dismissed if Marxuach stays out of trouble.

He told the website Smoking Gun that he was retaliating against a resident who'd been disrespectful to him.