Tourist who took Brooklyn Bridge selfie arrested in Tennessee

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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David Karnauch took the photo Monday after climbing a beam on the bridge. The NYPD is now investigating.
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- When a tourist snapped an illegal selfie on the Brooklyn Bridge, little did he know he was actually prepping for his mug shot.

David Karnauch was arrested Monday in his home state of Tennessee on a reckless endangerment charge.

Karnauch climbed a beam back in June, took the photo and then got down before officers spotted him.

He is expected to be extradited and returned to New York on Thursday.

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