Saturday, March 31, 2012

Voltage Thieves

Posted on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 8:23 AM

STA Plaza. The wall outlets at the STA Plaza downtown are there for the
maintenance staff. They aren't there so people can plug in their laptops or
recharge their phones while they loiter on the second floor. STA would
probably save hundreds of dollars every month by putting child safety
covers over those outlets to make it harder for people to steal
electricity. Using the outlets without permission obviously doesn't seem
like a big deal to the teenagers who basically live at the Plaza, but that
is the kind of thing that can contribute to fare increases and service
cutbacks. The next time the cost of a ride goes up, we can all thank the
wannabe gangsters who spend 10 or 12 hours a day at the Plaza.
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