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Ridgewood Woman Accused of Leaving Cable Worker Stranded in Utility Bucket Following Dispute

By kcora on

Police arrested a woman who they say turned off the power to a cable worker’s truck, leaving him stranded in the utility bucket.

According to authorities, police Monday responded to the intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and South Pleasant Avenue for a report of a dispute. Upon arrival, officers found the utility worker stranded in the bucket.

Based on further investigation, police learned that the woman, whose identity was withheld, following a dispute, climbed inside the Optimum truck, turned off the power, removed utility property from the truck and walked away, leaving the man stranded in mid-air.

Officials said officers patrolling the area, located the woman, arrested her and charged her with false imprisonment, harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

According to police, she was released on a summons to appear in court.