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POLICE: Louisville man pointed gun at LG&E employee

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Lawrence Rouben (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Lawrence Rouben (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a Louisville man wasn't about to let an LG&E employee shut off his power -- even if it meant taking up arms.

According to an arrest report, the Louisville Gas & Electric employee showed up at the residence of 52-year-old Lawrence Rouben on Orion Road, near Lime Kiln Lane, Tuesday morning, to inform Rouben that he would be shutting off the power.

The LG&E employee left briefly to verify that he had the correct address and work order.

When he returned and knocked on the door, police say Rouben pointed a handgun at the LG&E employee and demanded that he leave.

He did -- and then he called the police.

According to the arrest report, officers confronted Rouben and he admitted to owning five guns, one of which he said he had in his possession while the LG&E employee was on his property.

Police say he "invoked his rights" when he was questioned further about what happened.

Police say that Rouben's actions of "pointing [the] handgun at the LG&E employee while he had [the] legal right to be on the property shows extreme indifference to human life."

He was arrested and charged with first degree wanton endangerment.

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