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‘Choked-up’ by charger cord

HACKENSACK –

Well, this certainly broadens the usage of a phone charger cord.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office reported on May 22 that 32-year-old Thomas Cieslick, of Union, was arrested and jailed after he allegedly choked his North Arlington girlfriend with a cell phone charger cord.

According to Senior Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Catherine Fantuzzi, Cieslick allegedly “threw her off the bed. She tried to use a cell phone to call police, but it was dead, so she tried to plug in the phone charger.” Cieslick then allegedly wrapped the phone cord around her neck until she blacked out.

After reviving, the woman went to North Arlington Police Headquarters to file a criminal complaint.

North Arlington Police Chief Louis Ghione told The Cliffview Pilot that Cieslick turned himself in after learning that he was wanted.

Bail was originally set at $300,000 before being raised to $500,000 by Superior Court Assignment Judge Liliana S. Deavila-Silebi.

– Anthony J. Machcinski

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