Stolen meter, why?
January 29, 2009 7:12 PM Subscribe
Why would someone steal the electricity meter from the outside of a house?
posted by sarahmelah to Grab Bag (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My bf came home tonight to discover that our apartment had no power. Neighbors on both sides of us had power, so he called the electric company. Nstar came out, and the technician discovered that the meter was missing from the outside of the house. There were tracks in the snow indicating that someone had jumped the fence and stolen the power meter. Nothing else was disturbed, and no entry was gained in either our side or our neighbor's side of the house (it's a duplex). The neighbor's meter was left intact. We're fine, have power restored and have notified our landlord and the police, but we're stymied why someone would steal a meter? Any ideas?