TWC techs threatened at gunpoint in Texas

The job of residential cable installer isn't without risks, as two Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) technicians recently found out in Austin, Texas.

Responding to an outage, the pair knocked on the door of a house in the 8300 block of Alum Rock Drive, seeking access to a back yard so that they could work on a box. After the resident, 38-year-old Roberto Benavides, told them to get lost, the techs chose to exercise their easement rights with a ladder.

That's when Benavides allegedly pulled a gun on them. The two techs escaped unharmed and reported the incident to police, who arrested Benavides.

FierceInstaller has a full report on this latest incident of cable technician drama here.

Suggested Articles

Comcast is defending its civil rights and diversity record as it prepares for a U.S. Supreme Court showdown with Entertainment Studios over a $20 billion…

Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, has hired Melanie Hamilton as vice president of national sales.

The big four U.S. wireless carriers don't practice their video throttling uniformly.