Kan. Man Threatens Utility Worker, Keeps Power

By: AP - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: AP - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) _ A suburban Kansas City man could face criminal charges after using a baseball bat to threaten a utility worker who was preparing to cut off his electricity.

KCTV (http://bit.ly/O9ZFpB) reports the Olathe, Kan., man confronted a Westar employee at 10:30 a.m. Thursday but never swung the bat.

While Missouri has rules preventing utilities from cutting the power of delinquent customers during extremely hot or cold weather, Kansas has no such restrictions.

The man says he was upset because he has three children who live in the home and it was very hot and muggy Thursday morning.

The utility worker fled the scene and called police. The man paid his bill and kept his electricity.

The case has been turned over to the Johnson County District Attorney's office for possible charges.

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