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The Darwin Award that Wasn’t

utilitylines.jpgGregory Dean Renfroe tried, he really did. When the 44-year-old learned that his power had been cut off because he was two months behind on his bill payments, he did what any red-blooded Floridian would do - he climbed the pole to his power lines and tried to reconnect things on his own. A neighbor happened to spot Renfroe and flagged down a deputy, who says that Renfroe was “standing on the power lines tearing industrial electrical tape from power units and pulling power lines from their original positions.”

A Florida Power and Light representative said this could’ve been “near fatal” for Renfroe if he had actually managed to make a wire connection. But instead of being “near dead,” he’s just facing a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.

(For those not in the know, the wonderful Darwin Awards are annual awards “honoring those who improve the species…by accidentally removing themselves from it!”)

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you people need to get better definitions!!!!!!