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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man for allegedly damaging an electric utility meter in an attempt to illegally reactivate power to his girlfriend's apartment.
According to an arrest report, officers were called to an apartment building on Hames Trace, near the intersection of S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. and Bardstown Road, shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, after a report that someone was trying to remove an electric meter at that location.
When they arrived, they spoke with the maintenance manager at the apartment complex. The maintenance manager allegedly told them he had received a call from a woman in an apartment who was concerned because her lights were flickering and she was worried the apartment was going to catch fire.
The maintenance manager allegedly found 30-year-old Joshua Cambron modifying the electric meter that corresponded with this apartment. When Cambron was confronted by the maintenance manager, he allegedly tried to run away.
Police say they later found Cambron wandering through the building, smelling strongly of alcohol. He allegedly told them he accessed the meter in an attempt to reactivate power to his girlfriend's apartment.
But police say it was the wrong meter.
"He claimed he knew how to accomplish this task," police said. "However, in his inebriated state, he chose the wrong meter on the wrong end of the building. The subject's action of tampering and damaging an electric meter carrying high voltage wantonly endangered the residents in the building."
Cambron was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.