Pedistal box on easement off limits?

bedreaderMarch 18, 2012

Not sure where this question fits but here goes:

After careless utility workers marked lines in the easement behind my house they left the cover loose and hanging from the phone co's pedistal box.

Without thinking of any consequences, I took it upon myself and removed the cover and reattached it properly and tightened the bolt. For good measure I also tightened the cable tv box next to it. Of course I did not touch any of the connections.

After the fact, I realized I probably shouldnt have touched it regardless. My brother said I committed a felony and my dad said he would have just called the phone co. and reported it. Im kinda freaked out now since some of the neighbors probably saw me removing the cover and then securing it as well.

So do you think what I did was a bad idea and could possibly bite me or my family on the ass?

I need some ammunitition when the subject comes up again at home.

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I see covers off and boxes just run over and laying flat on the ground everyday. Nobody seems to care, especially the phone co. If anybody said anything to me I would tell them to take care of it in the first place.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 10:09PM
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If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

No one is going to come after you for closing up a box.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 10:09AM
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Your brother told you that?? Did he also give you a wedgie? LOL

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 7:58PM
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