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Verizon: Pay Us or Die

9:40 AM -- The Times Reporter of Dover, Ohio, carries another ringing (or not...) testimonial to Verizon's customer "service":

    A 62-year-old Carrollton area man was found unconscious and unresponsive Thursday morning during an intense search overnight by Carroll County sheriff deputies, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper and the patrol’s airplane.

    Two K-9 units, several fire departments and 100 individuals on foot also were involved in the search for the man, who Sheriff Dale Williams said fled his residence on Kensington Rd. after a domestic disturbance call to deputies...

    Williams said he attempted to use the man’s cell phone signal to locate him, but the man was behind on his phone bill and the Verizon operator refused to connect the signal unless the sheriff’s department agreed to pay the overdue bill. After some disagreement, Williams agreed to pay $20 on the phone bill in order to find the man. But deputies discovered the man just as Williams was preparing to make arrangements for the payment.
Good thing. Otherwise they wouldn't have found the guy until sometime between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30 next Tuesday.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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