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Service rep thought installers were held hostage; homeowner arrested <--lol

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http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2007/05/31/directv_installers_comment_sets_off_drama/5028/

http://social.moldova.org/stiri/eng/50535/

The DirecTV installers were struggling.

They'd been fiddling with the satellite TV system for two hours at Julie and Steven Pyle's home in Savage. The installers called DirecTV at one point, saying they were being "held hostage" on the job.

Then things really went haywire.

A DirecTV dispatcher called the police, who showed up at the Pyle house with guns drawn. Savage police forced Julie Pyle to the ground in her driveway and handcuffed her, even after the DirecTV installers told officers there'd been a mistake, the Pyles say.

Outraged at their treatment and the search of their home, the Pyles filed a federal civil rights suit against DirecTV, Savage police and Scott County law enforcement dispatchers.

"These are middle-class people who have never had any trouble with the law in any capacity in their entire lives," said Marc Kurzman, the Pyles' attorney. "These are regular people. She's a schoolteacher. Their first reaction is this shouldn't happen. You shouldn't have SWAT teams coming after someone if they know there's not a crisis."

The Pyles, unsatisfied with police explanations and armed with recordings of police communications, are seeking more than $75,000 in damages alleging negligence, false arrest, negligent reporting of a crime, emotional distress and civil rights violations.

There's more in the links above.

edit: to edit link

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One second you're thinking... woo hoo! satellite tv! The next.. "Come out with your hands up!" lol  :grin:

This happened to me once minus the "woo hoo! satellite tv!" and the SWAT team. He told me he wanted to check me for ticks, but I think he just wanted to see me naked. :shock: I am scared of Shug to this day because of that.  :icon_pale:

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siryak did u know that link that u provided takes u to a page that wants ur email and password...

we need a source link to go with that story :)

what a sad sad situation...how embarrassing...right in front of their neighbors...wow

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siryak did u know that link that u provided takes u to a page that wants ur email and password...

we need a source link to go with that story :)

what a sad sad situation...how embarrassing...right in front of their neighbors...wow

Hmm they just changed that recently...It didn't require an e-mail and password when I posted it.

Edit: Here is some more links to the story.

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2007/05/31/directv_installers_comment_sets_off_drama/5028/

http://social.moldova.org/stiri/eng/50535/

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