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Boy Shoots Transmission Line, Causes Power Outage
WFTV ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Posted on 01/02/2013 4:51:10 PM PST by nickcarraway

A 12-year-old north Florida boy shot a high-powered rifle and hit a 69,000-volt transmission line, causing almost 6,000 customers in Lynne, Silver Springs Shores, Silver Springs and Ocklawaha to lose service for several hours.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/Vw7rxh) reports that the Clay Electric Co-op said the outage began at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and lasted for about five hours.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; powergrid

1 posted on 01/02/2013 4:51:13 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He did all that with a RedRider BB gun??!


2 posted on 01/02/2013 4:53:27 PM PST by Ken522
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To: nickcarraway

Bad redneck! No! No!


3 posted on 01/02/2013 4:54:24 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: nickcarraway

Had some pinhead sight in his .30-06 on a transformer out here years ago with similar effect. Don’t they know that’s what squirrels are for?


4 posted on 01/02/2013 4:56:22 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

First rule of shooting power lines is to leave the area rapidly and deny that you were ever near.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 4:56:39 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: nickcarraway

Good thing he didn’t shoot his eye out.

But seriously:

12 years old is old enough to know better. Stupid little jerk.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 4:57:48 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: nickcarraway
High powered rifle? It's always a high powered rifle according to the media..
7 posted on 01/02/2013 4:59:23 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: nickcarraway

Well, that means all 12 year old boys will have to be confiscated and banned forthwith.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 4:59:23 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: nickcarraway
Yippie Ki-Yay!

I would blame it on squirrels.

9 posted on 01/02/2013 5:00:20 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: nickcarraway

As a boy, I once tossed a wire coat hanger up onto some power lines. The resulting blinding purple flash and rain of molten metal so charmed my companions that we spent the rest on the evening trying to reproduce the results with about fifty hangers. We never got another light show. It’s amazing how much dangerous fun we had in those bad old unsupervised days.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 5:00:38 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Nobody wants those low powered rifles.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 5:01:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: muir_redwoods

Prolly because you tripped the breaker with the first one.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 5:02:17 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: muir_redwoods

Sounds like y’all had some fun!


13 posted on 01/02/2013 5:03:02 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Squirrels are for taking out transformers, at least from what I’ve seen.


14 posted on 01/02/2013 5:09:14 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Shooting at tree limbs? with a rifle? where is this dumba$$ kids father to administer a severe enough beating so he remember to NEVER shoot a weapon with a mile range up into the air


15 posted on 01/02/2013 5:11:44 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just a few short weeks ago this would not have even made the news.

But as usual the media is continuing to bring up every single issue that has a firearm involved. No matter how insignificant.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 5:15:37 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We actually thought if that but the street lights stayed on and the nearby houses were still lit up so we figured the power was still on


17 posted on 01/02/2013 5:21:37 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: nickcarraway

“watch this...here hold my Red Bull”....*smiles*


18 posted on 01/02/2013 5:24:06 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Thats what the county provides all those signs for...keep things like this from happening.


19 posted on 01/02/2013 5:25:37 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2962595/posts


20 posted on 01/02/2013 5:27:11 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: nickcarraway

Reminds me of a WILLIE AND JOE cartoon by Bill Mauldin in WWII.

The boys are shooting at insulators on a transmission line.

Willie fires a shot and Joe says...”Dammit willie, it wasn’t your turn!”


21 posted on 01/02/2013 5:28:57 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: muir_redwoods
When I was a child, my experience with high powered lines was at a distance. We were driving home, and some poor kid had been climbing a tree near the entrance to our road. He had fallen, and grabbed the power line on the way down.

By the time I saw him, he appeared to be purple and there was another boy at the base of the tree looking up at him. My mom was driving and didn't see anything of this. I told her "mom, that boy in the tree is purple." She said it was not nice to lie.

Later she went to the store and explained to me what I saw and said sorry. It's easy to understand, and I tell her to this day I would not believe me either.

So sorry for the kid.

I've never been comfortable around electricity since then. That image is sealed in my mind forever.

22 posted on 01/02/2013 5:49:53 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Clay Electric Co-op will be changing their name to
Clay Pigeon Electric Co-op.


23 posted on 01/02/2013 5:56:25 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: nickcarraway

There is a lesson here all wannabe revolutionaries could learn when they come for the guns.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 6:01:02 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Caipirabob

Sounds horrifying


25 posted on 01/02/2013 6:07:16 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Ingtar

That’s what I meant, somehow I wrote like a MSM reporter and was vague. ;)


26 posted on 01/02/2013 6:09:24 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway
A 12-year-old north Florida boy shot a high-powered rifle and hit a 69,000-volt transmission line, causing almost 6,000 customers in Lynne, Silver Springs Shores, Silver Springs and Ocklawaha to lose service for several hours.

I couldn't throw one more than about 8 and a half feet unloaded.

27 posted on 01/02/2013 6:32:15 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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I’m sure some bearded savages took notice and will be talking about this real soon.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 6:38:44 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Tijeras_Slim

My reading comprehension has been known to be vague on FR posts as well.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 8:03:40 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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