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high winds and some power lines #35723 03/19/04 11:41 PM
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dougwells Offline OP
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I read this in our local paper this morning
http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/

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Re: high winds and some power lines #35724 03/20/04 01:39 AM
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From that article:
"One couple living nearby would not co-operate with firefighters, calling them names and refusing to return to their home. At one point they even tried moving the lines themselves."

Man, that's the king of ignorance right there. "Let me fetch my gardening gloves and I'll clear that 14.4kV line out of the way..."

Yikes.

-John

[This message has been edited by BigJohn (edited 03-20-2004).]

Re: high winds and some power lines #35725 03/20/04 04:37 AM
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Maybe they were going to wrap a couple of layers of PVC tape around those gardening gloves as well. [Linked Image]

They sound like would-be contestants for the Darwin Awards . (Check the story "Wounded wire bites back.")

Re: high winds and some power lines #35726 03/20/04 08:37 AM
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DougW Offline
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A loud crack and an explosion of blue light sent another line to the street near the fire truck. Firefighters abandoned their vehicle and the couple finally fled back to their home.

Guess they stopped calling us names after they had to go home and clean their shorts! [Linked Image]

Re: high winds and some power lines #35727 03/20/04 11:19 AM
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RCMP Cpl. Mike Stewart said the interfering couple could face charges of obstruction.

“We’re contemplating charges in regards to them not listening to the fire department,” he said.


I hope the offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law; it is amazing just how brazen some people are these days.

Total idiocy is never a defense.


No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.
Re: high winds and some power lines #35728 03/20/04 11:56 AM
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Bill Addiss Offline
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Thanks for posting this Doug,

Maybe it will make some others think twice.

Bill


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Re: high winds and some power lines #35729 03/20/04 01:00 PM
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pauluk Offline
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“We’re contemplating charges in regards to them not listening to the fire department,”

They're lucky they didn't receive a different kind of charge! [Linked Image]

Re: high winds and some power lines #35730 03/20/04 04:03 PM
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Trumpy Offline
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Great post Doug!,
I can't say that I've heard of ASTM Class 2 Gardening Gloves. [Linked Image]
But these people need a good kick in the pants, and I would have no problem with laying charges against them, were I in the same situation!. [Linked Image]


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