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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cable theft a violation of federal law and two of the Ten Commandments

Cable theft a violation of federal law and two of the Ten Commandments

The last time my internet and cable access were interrupted on February 12, the line that went from the apartment to the outside was weak. After almost a week of waiting for them to get the appointment times correct service was restored. Somehow, the line outside was cut Monday evening before dark. Even though my cable box worked, there was no cable or internet service because three lights on my modem blinked.

After the technicians arrived, being late because they went to the wrong side of the apartment complex. One of them called twice because they went to the Brentwood side, which had the same apartment number. After checking connections outside, it was discovered that someone in this complex stole my cable service by cutting my line and attaching theirs. This was a violation of the Ten Commandnents in two ways:
  • Stealing cable was a crime, meaning a $25,000 fine and or possible jail time and
  • A violation of two of the Ten Commandments which were:
  1. 15 You shall not steal and
  2. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” (NIV)

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