Florida Pirate Electrocuted While Erecting Antenna
March 1, 2010 at 11:35 AM (PT)
A man installing an antenna for a pirate FM station in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL was electrocuted in his backyard SUNDAY, according to the SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL. The unnamed man was found dead next to a metal rod that had touched low-hanging power lines, according to FORT LAUDERDALE descent. TODAY, police identified the man as MACKENSON MAREUS, who operated an online station called RADIO TENDRESSE.
SOUTH FLORIDA is home to several pirate stations, many offering programming geared towards the large Haitian community in the area. The deceased was of Haitian descent, and his landlord told the SUN-SENTINEL that "they were going to use the radio for HAITI."