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Is it illegal to intentionally shut off someone's power as a prank?
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Is it illegal to intentionally shut off someone's power as a prank?


2009-06-21 06:50:48 +0000
Yes, because you will miss up their stuff, got to reset the alarm clocks, is didn't madder is a April Fool is still illegal, the fines is high and jail time is 30 days

2009-06-21 06:48:53 +0000
I would say Yes to this. Unless it was in their name? How is that possible?

2009-06-21 06:50:07 +0000
if you just go to the powerbox outside there house and jame the switch of its not illegal. but if you cut wires then your probobly looking at a $1500 fine

2009-06-21 06:48:22 +0000
Okay It probably is but you would never get caught!!!!

2009-06-24 20:30:56 +0000
Well, if you work at the power company, they'll complain and you'll lose your job and probably have a hard time finding a new one.

If you cut the power lines or cause any other kinds of damage, the power company will press charges. The power lines don't belong to the person you're pranking, they belong to the electric company, who will not get the joke.

So, yes, yes it is.

2009-06-21 06:48:59 +0000
LOL, thats a good one

2009-06-21 07:06:40 +0000
Yes. If you simply throw the main breaker and are unfortunate enough to get caught you could be up for trespassing and malicious mischief charges, misdemeanors charges here, small fine and probably some community service.

If you provide false information to the utility company which results in them wrongly turning off somone's power you're in a bit deeper stuff if caught.

You'd be looking at some sort of fraud charges for providing the false information, forgery if you filled out or signed any forms claiming to be someone you're not as well as criminal mischief. You could actually be sentenced to time in the county jail.

You could also face a small claims suit for causing the party you pranked the inconvenience and expense of turning their utilities back on.

2009-06-21 06:48:32 +0000

2009-06-21 06:48:41 +0000
Yes. The key word in this is "someone's", meaning it isn't yours.

2009-06-21 06:48:42 +0000
IDK. But that would be hilarious!

2009-06-21 06:49:12 +0000
Yes and if caught you could be punished harshly by the power company.

2009-06-21 06:51:08 +0000
yes. It might be a bad idea to do so. I know my sister ones shut down the power to the bathroom I use because at that time I used to live at their house. She told me that something was wrong with the power so she had to shut it down but I knew it was a lie. It really hurt my feelings and I will never forgive her.

2009-06-21 06:48:54 +0000
say you tripped and and fell if you get caught.

2009-06-21 06:52:58 +0000
it probably is. i am 99% sure it is. you could get caught if you're not careful. if i were you, i wouldn't do it. its not worth it. you could get in trouble. its also a mean joke.

2009-06-21 06:48:39 +0000

2009-06-21 06:50:00 +0000
How do you plan on doing it? If your just shutting off their main breaker unless they call the police on you i think you would be ok. Just dont **** with the power companys side of the meterbase.

2009-06-21 06:52:47 +0000
Yes, it is illegal to shur someone power off as a prank, You are giving false information to the power company. Basically your impersonating your friend which can be considered identity Thieft.

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