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Old 12-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds political, but it's not a bad precedent to set (charging etiquette). Really if you think about it, he could have asked and prevented all of this.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yah, it is a bad precedent. 15 hours in jail for $0.05 cents, plus lots of legal hassles and expenditures by him and the state. Meanwhile US leads the world in number of people behind bars and per capita.

Georgia is really strict on "stealing"
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This is what happens when common sense isn't common anymore.
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It must be a big city thing. In Arkansas, I had a motorcycle that had a bad alternator. I simply kept a car battery in my luggage rack to keep the bike running.

The idea that a church would say no to letting you have a bit of electricity is shocking.
i brought the battery out of my suburban to charge with the forklift at work a few times when I had a short. Nobody cared.

As for the church they had a bunch of right wing ninnies that believed I could somehow remove $20 or $30 of $0.11 per kwhr electricity in 1-2 hours out of a 15amp outlet @ 1200 peak watts. i offered to put my kilowatt meter and told them to call the utility to find out how much they pay and I would gladly pay them for it.

They said it caused too much trouble if I charged, sadly they aren't remotely unique, I have been asked if my electric bill is $500 a month because of the EV a few times, people just have no concept of how electricity works and how its billed.
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Hmmmm...

When I see people in restaurants grab about 50 paper napkins- 5 cents worth?- should they be cuffed, stuffed, and jailed?

How about in men's rooms everywhere, when guys wash their hands (IF they do) and they take about 5' of paper towel off the roll? Geez, they must have big hands.

How about when people grab huge handfuls of packets of condiments, then don't use them, then throw them away when they leave?
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If anything, the officer should have issued a warning or citation. I bet you could figure out a way for it to be a parking ticket, say having it plugged in in a spot not marked for charging is a hazard.
There's a reason I just shake my head when the government says they don't have enough money. There's plenty of dollars, just not enough sense.
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They said it caused too much trouble if I charged, sadly they aren't remotely unique, I have been asked if my electric bill is $500 a month because of the EV a few times, people just have no concept of how electricity works and how its billed.
Possible if your electric bill was nearly $500 with out the EV.

People are stupid.
I figure charging a single electric vehicle (car) would add no more than $10 a month to ones electric bill.
Why would any one own an electric vehicle if it increased ones electric bill by hundreds of dollars every month?
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The idea that a church would say no to letting you have a bit of electricity is shocking.

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Interesting thread... but this isnt' about electricity, it's about courtesy; after reading the police's side of the story, I hope they throw the book at him!
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We received a 911 call advising that someone was plugged into the power outlet behind the middle school. ...The officer's initial incident report gives a good indication of how difficult and argumentative the individual was to deal with. ...Given the uncooperative attitude and accusations of damage to his vehicle, the officer chose to document the incident on an incident report. ...the school resource officer ...recognized Mr. Kamooneh. ... (who) had previously been advised he was not allowed on the school tennis courts without permission from the school . This was apparently due to his interfering with the use of the tennis courts previously during school hours.
... but the decision (to pursue theft charges) was based on Mr. Kamooneh having been advised that he was not allowed on the property without permission. Had he complied with that notice none of this would have occurred. Mr. Kamooneh's son is not a student at the middle school and he was not the one playing tennis. Mr. Kamooneh was taking lessons himself.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Placing an outlet in area open for public is a kind of invitation to use it. Single board or sticker saying "No use without permission" could simplify this case in laweyer's eyes. Usage of common sense wouldn't cause any case

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