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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And in those phone calls, they didn't ascertain that this man was 93 years old and apparently a WWII vet?
    I'm sorry, but that is not their job. His family should have been more responsible. Don't lay the burden on a company with thousands of customers. Where were his children checking on him, and see if his bills were paid. Obviously something was wrong with the man if he couldn't handle his own bills and so his children should have known.
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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Brunner said the city sent multiple notices to Schur, but no one made personal contact with him to explain how the device works.

    "No one's electricity will be turned off," Brunner said. "Until we come up with a policy to make sure this doesn't happen again, we're not going to turn anybody's power off."
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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm sorry, but that is not their job. His family should have been more responsible. Don't lay the burden on a company with thousands of customers. Where were his children checking on him, and see if his bills were paid. Obviously something was wrong with the man if he couldn't handle his own bills and so his children should have known.
    In many states, it IS their job. Do we know the family situation of this man? Amazing you can be so callous about a 93-year-old man who was a WWII vet.

    BTW, he HAD no children.

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    Schur, who had no children, owed Bay City Electric Light & Power more than $1,000 in unpaid electric bills, Bay City's city manager, Robert Belleman, told the Associated Press on Monday. A city utility worker had installed a device to restrict the use of electricity at Schur's home on Jan. 13, Belleman said.
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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    In many states, it IS their job. Do we know the family situation of this man? Amazing you can be so callous about a 93-year-old man who was a WWII vet.
    What if he hadn't been a WWII vet, would his death be okay? Callous, how about his family? How callous are they? Do you know the family situation? Why aren't you addressing my comments about his children, I guess they let their WWII vet hero dad die, didn't they?
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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What if he hadn't been a WWII vet, would his death be okay? Callous, how about his family? How callous are they? Do you know the family situation? Why aren't you addressing my comments about his children, I guess they let their WWII vet hero dad die, didn't they?
    I DID address your comment about his children. HE has none. His wife has also passed away.
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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What if he hadn't been a WWII vet, would his death be okay? Callous, how about his family? How callous are they? Do you know the family situation? Why aren't you addressing my comments about his children, I guess they let their WWII vet hero dad die, didn't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    In many states, it IS their job. Do we know the family situation of this man? Amazing you can be so callous about a 93-year-old man who was a WWII vet.

    BTW, he HAD no children.


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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I DID address your comment about his children. HE has none. His wife has also passed away.
    So who was paying his bills?
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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So who was paying his bills?
    Don't know. Still, your point about kids and family HAS been answered.

    Sadly, Michigan doesn't have laws preventing this like some states do, but they should. This is an unnecessary tragedy.
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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So who was paying his bills?
    I believe he was. Or at least attempting to.

    The body was discovered by neighbor George Pauwels Jr., who said Schur had almost $1,100 in unpaid electric bills. Pauwels told the newspaper he saw cash clipped to those bills on the kitchen table on the day he found Schurís body.
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    Re: 93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I hope his family sues that utility company for all they are worth.

    Rotten bastards.
    If he has family they shouldn't get 1 red cent. They obviously FAILED in looking in on him and taking care of his electricity issues.

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