Suspect gives "extension cord" a whole new meaning

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. — They call it an “extension cord,” but it wasn’t meant to be extended from a neighbor’s house to your own.

However, that’s just what happened in a report made to police Thursday in Jonesboro.

Police were dispatched to the 2500-block of Brooke McQueen Plaza when a suspect stretched an electrical cord from the their home all the way to the neighbor’s exterior electrical outlet, according to a police report.

The female victim told police she realized something unusual when noticing a change in her electricity bill this past month. The victim said her electricity bill had gone up recently as much as $40 a month.

When she went out back, she found the reason: an extension cord trailing from one house to another. She unplugged it before calling the police.

The woman told police she did not know who her neighbor was and police were unsuccessful in making contact at the time the report was made.

1 Comment

  1. This story needs some rewriting. It reads as if the police stretched the extension cord then the perpetrator is called “she” in the paragraph after the “she” victim is mentioned without any separation or distinction between the two. Very confusing.

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