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.

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