you aint susposed to be here
Ever work alone and be sent into the worse area that you know of.......no,Im not going to make this easy....this happens at night,lets just say in the morning around 4 am......and its friday/sat morning.....geez everyones awake and they give you a look like uzz aint susposed to be here...alone too.....maybe you head towards the backyard,its even darker back there.......after taking a look at what your against I bet when you get back to your truck,it doesnt take long to take it out of park and get the hell out of there,cause there aint no bucksqueeze or anything else that can help you in that area at that time.
Ummmmmmmm Lottsa apt complexes bout 2 am are literally swarming with activity most of it prolly illegal. Drinkin 40's in the parkin lots. Cars commin n goin from every direction, women struttin their stuff, n ever now n then somebody busts a cap.... Go By that same place at 10am and its deserted.The nearby stores tell the tale when there are steel bars over every window and chains and padlocks on everything that could possibly be removed or opened.Even the cops wont go there after dark.......... Yeah I been to a few of em.
This is primarily a utility thing kause the contractors dont get exposed to much of it.
Then theres the case where you arrive....everyone swarms you....cause you can get them on .......but its behind primary metering..so you must leave them with-out.....and sometimes when you notify the manager or maintenance man to get an electrican......you go about your business and later you still get calls from that same location............now if your lucky you can watch them try to figure out the cause.....if its urd fed that can be fun watching them scratching there heads.
Originally Posted by Pootnaigle
I AM suppose to be there.
The power is out, and I was called in to restore it.
Hate to say it, but there were certain "areas" of town, when a trouble call came in, we would always take a Police escort. It was company policy. How sad is that.
Ever been shot at when you're up a pole reppy? I have.
The shot hit the crosssarm, 3 inches from my right shoulder. AND, I had a Cop with me out front.
Had a trouble call on night in one of those "Areas", and didn't bring a cop with me. Rolled up, me and my truckdriver. Simple thing, blown fuse. Set up the bucket, and while I was up, gettin the fuse door, looked down on the ground and a bunch of "nice fellas", were harrasin the Hell out of my driver, to the point...it might have been a problem.
I brought my bucket down, and Slammed the top boom in the cradle. They backed off. I told my driver, "Give me a 1 amp fuse and a 15 amp fuse"...then just sat there for a minute, fusin the door with the 1 amp fuse...
Went back up, put the door in, and when I threw it in, the sound of the explosion, was phenominal. Looked down on the ground, and there wasen't a soul in sight.
Refused the door with the 15 amp fuse, threw it in....And the lights came back on.
Only then did "they" start comin back out and sayin "Thank you".
Once again why, I don't believe in "Single Truck Troublemen".
Yup, still shot at me. Not really sure they were shootin at me. I dug out the bullet for the cops. It was only a .32.
Originally Posted by reppy007
You've lived a "sheltered Life", as a lineman, haven't ya man...
Ya ever had a customer Physically assault ya, cause ya came to shut off their power for non payment?
I'd bet not.
I have. It was in another one of those "special" areas.
Thank goodness, the cops showed up about the time the assault started.
THAT was the last time I ever did anything like that without a cop present. And, I was just settin up my bucket Truck on the street, to cut the service leads on the pole. It wasen't even backlot!
The dude just spotted my flashing lights on my truck, and knew what I was there to do. It wasen't nice.
Ever had a doberman Pincher, sicked on ya? No, probably not. That Was a backlot cutoff...
I didn't cut the power off. She brought her dog in, I went out to my Truck, called the cops. When they got there, I went back in the yard, climbed the pole and cut the leads to the service.
But.... you sure got alot of funny "stories" and questions repster.
Thats amazing,good story......were they shooting at you cause they thought you were gonna cut their lights off or cause you drove up in a Pike truck and they thought that you would somehow get them hurt?