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Off-Grid Man Jailed For Confronting Utility Company

• Washington County News
In the Pittsburgh area, a man went to jail rather than let the local power company run an electric line through his property. He’s also in some hot water for refusing to connect to the local sewer system. Although he’s repeatedly lost in criminal court, William Williams, 76, of Cecil, vows to continue removing the guy wire and its anchor in his yard each time the power company replaces them. For Mr. Williams, it’s all a matter of civil disobedience. He said he refuses to surrender his property rights to the utilities.

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Comment by Will Anderson
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Original article is from May of 2006, poor guy is probably dead by now.