Man Electrocuted While Installing Pirate Station Antenna
August 2, 2013 at 4:22 AM (PT)
A man was electrocuted MONDAY night (7/29) in OAKLAND PARK, FL while trying to set up a pirate radio antenna, reports the SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL.
JEAN ADELPHONSE, 42, was killed when the antenna he was installing above his office fell and hit a power line. He was pronounced dead at the scene; family members told the SUN-SENTINEL that they did not know why he was setting up a pirate station and had never heard him talk about doing so.
"More and more people are trying to find ways to make money on the side, and they don't have the experience of handling these antennas," BROWARD COUNTY Sheriff's Detective VALERIAN PEREZ told the paper. "Unfortunately in this case, you have a gentleman who died."