By Andrew Griffin at the Red Dirt Report;
OKLAHOMA CITY — While most customers of Oklahoma City-based utility OG&E fully accept the installation of the new “smart meters,” which are to replace the old analog meters, there are some holdouts who are resisting the forced installation of these devices.
While we do not have the individual’s name, we learned today, via a blog post at OK-SAFE (in cooperation with Axxiom for Liberty), Inc., that a gentleman in Guthrie, Okla. “has been fighting the installation of the spy-meter for a while now, and was surprised by today’s show of force by OG&E.”
OG&E’s repeated attempts to replace the old meter with the controversial “smart meter” were all for naught and because this man was the last holdout in this particular Guthrie neighborhood, the Guthrie Police Department sent three officers to the man’s house to protect the OG&E installer, while allegedly detaining the man, echoing a story out of Naperville, Illinois last month where two women were arrested for “interfering with the installation process.”
. . .This encounter was confirmed by Karen Kurtz, a spokesperson for OG&E.
“We did have police out at that gentleman’s residence,” Kurtz said. “It wasn’t a show of force at all. His was the last remaining smart meter installation in that area.”
Once the police had detained the man, the smart meter was installed.