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#191438 - 12/29/09 11:26 AM Another Black Eye  
renosteinke  Offline
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Somehow ... I suspect this guy, in today's news, is one of those trunk-slamming hacks we hear about:

Man Trashes Church Over Electric Bill

(Undated) -- Getting paid in cash is apparently very important to one Washington resident. reports that Mark Heitman allegedly trashed his church over a 70-dollar electric repair bill. Heitman performed some repair work for the Crosswords Christian Church in Spokane, and received a 70-dollar check for his efforts. Unfortunately, Heitman wanted to be paid in cash, and he became very upset when his request wasn't met. Early last Tuesday morning, Heitman allegedly drove to his pastor's home and broke out windows on the man's truck. Heitman then drove to the church and began ramming his vehicle into the building. The angry electrician eventually broke into the building, breaking windows, TVs and computer screens. Police were able to locate a guilt-ridden Heitman at a nearby store, and charged him with second degree burglary and mischief.

Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:

#191442 - 12/29/09 03:33 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: renosteinke]  
wa2ise  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 784
Oradell NJ USA
Ask the DA if this guy is licensed as an electrician, and if he had the proper permits, and if not, add that to the list of charges. A real electrician should have had no problem being paid by check.

#191445 - 12/29/09 08:01 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: renosteinke]  
Trumpy  Offline

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Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
That guys hardly a human being, let alone an electrician.
What sort of a person would damage a church, of all places? shocked

#191446 - 12/29/09 08:41 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: Trumpy]  
Retired_Helper  Offline
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Posts: 165
I'm wondering if alcohol was involved, or some other chemical. frown

#191448 - 12/29/09 09:56 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: Retired_Helper]  
Trumpy  Offline

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SI,New Zealand
Could be RH,
But this guy has HACK written all over him, a guy that won't take a check, sounds rather dodgy.
I'm surprised he didn't want the money up-front, before the work was done, as well.

#191511 - 12/31/09 08:59 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: Trumpy]  
RH1  Offline
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Posts: 22
He's a 56 year old handyman with issues. This is not the first time he's crashed his truck through the wall of a building. He's divorced, poor and has child support payments to make and the last man in America doing $70 service calls.

#191514 - 12/31/09 09:41 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: RH1]  
renosteinke  Offline
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Thanks, RH1, for the follow-up.

#191744 - 01/10/10 06:50 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: renosteinke]  
mikethebull  Offline
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Posts: 100
Rhode Island
He is definitely a DIYer doing electrical work and low bidding to the utmost extreme.

#191799 - 01/13/10 06:19 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: mikethebull]  
Alan Belson  Offline
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Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
In any legal system, eventually he will get locked up for a long time to protect the public and himself. The sad thing is that the world now seems full of nutjobs, on the outside with us and making life even more of a chore than need be.

Look at this fool. He now faces a life sentence for refusing to wear clothes in the street.

Wood work but can't!

#191800 - 01/13/10 08:32 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: Alan Belson]  
wire twister  Offline
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Posts: 23
Washington GA USA
Why does he still have a drivers license, let alone an electrical license. In Georgia if a contractor is convicted of a felony his contractors license can, and most likely wll be suspended.

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