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Sylvester man arrested for stealing electric meters- three times

Stealing power is illegal... and dangerous Stealing power is illegal... and dangerous
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Melvin Leon Davis Jr., 27, was arrested Tuesday for stealing three electric meters from other houses, and plugging them into his house, after his electricity was cut off for non-payment.

Sylvester WG&L employees discovered the unauthorized electric meters plugged into Davis's apartment at 112 Carmen Lane on May, 4th 2015. 

They took the meter, and then a week later, another meter was discovered by WG&L, which they also took.

When they found that he had done the same thing on Tuesday, WG&L contacted Sylvester Police, who arrested him.

Davis admitted to investigators that he took the meters and plugged them in at his home. 

The value of the meters is only $63.00 each, but Investigator Jason Shiver says that this is very dangerous, and you can be electrocuted, or start a fire. 

And... it's a crime.

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