A lineman working for the city of Covington, Ga. was left baffled when a woman threw a soft-drink in his face because her power was still out, the Covington News reported.
Covington city manager Leigh Anne Knight said the worker had pulled into a Taco Bell for a quick lunch when an unknown woman came up to him, threw her soft drink in his face and said he “shouldn’t be eating because her power was still out.”
“I realize everyone wants their power back on because as long as most of us have been alive we have not had to worry about reading by candlelight or building a fire to cook on or stay warm by, but does that mean we can't live without it for a few days?,” Knight wrote in a statement on Facebook.
“While you feel slighted and that you deserve to have everything immediately, he has been willingly showing up for long hours, doing difficult work and trying to be of service to you and the community. I am truly appalled at how anyone can do such an act of meanness.”
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Whitney Wilson said in a Facebook comment that the lineman was her brother. “It makes me so angry that someone would do this to him. He hasn't seen his three kids in days, has barely slept or eaten a full meal. It makes me unbelievably angry that someone would do such a thing to a person who is sacrificing so much right now to help the community.”
The Covington News reported that the lineman has worked for the city for more than 10 years and had no idea who the woman was. Police said they were unable to get video and that there won’t be any criminal investigation.
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