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Old January 16th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Consumers

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Have any of you guys had issues with consumers energy? A little background Info on my issue. December 2011, two months after moving into our new home I caught the meter reader entering into my pole barn. He had no idea anyone was home because my gf had taken the car to work and it was my day off. I heard my house alarm go off (dogs), so I went downstairs to see what was up. As he was reading the meter he was so concerned with the dog that he never noticed me standing in the window, I watched him as he walked into my pole barn looked all around and then peeked into a portable carport where our other dog zeus was in his running kennel. Well Zeus does not like strangers when me or the gf are not around and jumped towards him barking and showing teeth still in his cage. By now I am outside going to confront this guy and see why he is snooping around, I asked him what exactly he thought he was doing, his response was "my job". I told him to leave immediately or I was calling the police. He gets back in his vehicle and proceeds to leave. 10-15 minutes later 8 fully armed police officers surround my house and blow through the door. They threw me on the floor and hand cuffed me and walked me to a cruiser, never read me my rights or told me why I was being arrested. After getting to the county jail, I am told that I am being charged with assault with a deadly weapon because my dog attacked the utility personnel. (even though he was in his cage?) I got there on a Thursday at 1:35 pm, sat all there all weekend long in a drunk tank only to have the sheriff come personally let me out and apologize for this "minor misunderstanding" and that I was free to go and all charges had been dropped.. Consumers would take no responsibility because I had no solid proof he was snooping around. so as a result of me being a "threat" to them, they had me sign a contract with them saying they would not come on my property with out police escorts or 24 hrs notice except for an emergency. I agreed and since then have been reading my own meter read and sending it in. I now have 18 cameras covering every inch of my home and property. as of december they have been violating the contract and having a reader come out even after I have sent them a correct and accurate read. Well two days ago they came for the January read,( didn't know they were coming and found foot prints and tire tracks) immediately check the DVR and now i have the worker on camera, name tag and all walking around the back of my house to the back door and wiggle the handle (always locked with deadbolt and chain on top of the handle lock) then walk along the opposite side of my house peeking into the windows along the side of my house and in the garage windows.

I've already contacted the sheriffs department and made reports, they have a copy of the video as well. An are pressing charges.

My question is, is there anything more I can do towards consumers itself. Like property damages from when they cut the power after the first incident because im a "threat" and all the pipes froze then burst when they thawed causing major water damage? The money I spent for jail fees, compensation/lost wages for the decent job I had and lost because of no call no shows while sitting in a drunk tank. Or what about the cost of having my dog impounded and fees to get him out.

If you guys have any ideas or suggestions, I'm open to them.

Also I was never charged with anything and there was no evidence against me and now that I have him on camera, is that gonna help anything besides getting him nailed with some charges?

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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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i hate comsumer that never send bill out in time and the shut me off with not notice several time ( like ever 3 months ) i have a two yeah old boy and thay cut the power with no notice when it was like 10 degrees out . buy the time thay got back to turn it on it was 40 in the house . thay shut it off over $40-50 .
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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/gas/gascomplaint.html



http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/ele...complaint.html


and then

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/fo...t_160880_7.pdf







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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Consumers has lawyers that make more in a week than you do in 2 years, sorry, but you at Elias likely SOL.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:25 PM   #6
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Make a MPSC. You will get a responce
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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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Damn, i'd include those damages in any settlement. because it was their negligence that started it in the first place

honestly though, good luck getting anything positive to come for you of this. I've heard multiple stories (true ones) about situations like this and nothing ever got done about it; i'm sure consumers just fires the employee or "suspends" them and calls it good
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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #8
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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #9
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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #10
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #12
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somehow I feel like part of this story is missing.

A caged dog barking at a utility reader doesn't typically end up in multiple armed policemen storming your house cuffing you stuffing you and giving you no explanation......

That said, the meter reader is clearly snooping around (you have it on camera).....get a LAWYER and make sure you hire him from a building, not from the gl4x4 pub, and sue the shit out of them.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #13
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somehow I feel like part of this story is missing.

A caged dog barking at a utility reader doesn't typically end up in multiple armed policemen storming your house cuffing you stuffing you and giving you no explanation......

That said, the meter reader is clearly snooping around (you have it on camera).....get a LAWYER and make sure you hire him from a building, not from the gl4x4 pub, and sue the shit out of them.
You are probably right, but also it probably doesn't take much for someone to make up a few statements to get the police to show up at someone's house like that especially in Holt, MI.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:30 AM   #14
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That sucks. But like Kickstand said, there seems to be something missing to the story to make quite a bit armed officers show up, barge in, and take you in.

I would talk to an attorney, tell them the whole story, and see what they think. But I would think Consumer has their own lawyers that will shit all over you if you try and sue them IMO
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:34 AM   #15
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very possible consumers will tell you the meter readinig is a contracted service therefore the liability will fall on the company that hires the bozos that are trying to loot you.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:36 AM   #16
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You are probably right, but also it probably doesn't take much for someone to make up a few statements to get the police to show up at someone's house like that especially in Holt, MI.
It probably doesn't take much at all to get them to show up, I agree with that. But to storm the house no questions ask, arrest you and let you sit in jail for 4 or 5 days.....let's be realistic.
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Listen carefully.

That meter reader is laughing his ass off. I even can hear him.

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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #18
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It probably doesn't take much at all to get them to show up, I agree with that. But to storm the house no questions ask, arrest you and let you sit in jail for 4 or 5 days.....let's be realistic.
True, unless the cops in Holt are a bunch of PBR drinking 2A toting gun owners sitting in a recliner yelling "'Merica, fuck yea!"
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Old January 17th, 2013, 08:48 AM   #19
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True, unless the cops in Holt are a bunch of PBR drinking 2A toting gun owners sitting in a recliner yelling "'Merica, fuck yea!"
This is entirely possible.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #20
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True, unless the cops in Holt are a bunch of PBR drinking 2A toting gun owners sitting in a recliner yelling "'Merica, fuck yea!"
He's lucky he didn't get shot. There's some trigger happy cops in the Lansing area.
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