Entire Town Powerless After Pissed-Off Old Man Shoots Transformer

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  1. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2011
    Most of Montvale, NJ didn't lose power as a result of Hurricane Irene.
    Andrew Demes, an 80-year-old, resident, did.

    Fed up with how long it was taking to restore the power, Demes woke up at 3:00 a.m. on Monday and fired two shots from a World War II-era rifle into the power transformer.

    Police arrived on the scene quickly and subdued the man, but the shots into the transformer casing caused oil to leak from the structure.

    Now, most of Montvale doesn't have power.

    While the fire department and hazmat crews were there to clean up the oil spill, they are still waiting to get permission to go and fix the transformer, due to possible downed wires.

    The man was taken to the hospital for examination and will face criminal charges, including criminal mischief and risking widespread damage and injury.

    Montvale is expected to get power back by late Friday.

    The stupid things people do. (I have to admit it made me chuckle though)
  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    this comes to mind...


  3. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2011
  4. TSiWRX

    TSiWRX Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    :rofl: :rofl: @ Quack's linked pic.

    Some homeless guys managed to knock out power to most of downtown Baltimore, back in '96, with a trash-can fire that blew up some power stuff (I dunno, I'm a bio guy! :redface:) under an overpass. :lol: When you're a college senior and the town is blacked out, it's a lot of fun......
  5. CMG

    CMG Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    They needed a HazMat team to clean up mineral oil?

    Small wonder most governments are bankrupt!

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