A Maine man has been arrested for the second time in over two months on charges he climbed a utility pole and used jumper cable clamps to steal electricity from a utility company for his home.
Maine State Police had received a tip that claimed Nicholas Gage reconnected power cables from the pole to his Wales home. Authorities say a trooper watched the 36-year-old Gagne climb the pole holding a Central Maine Power transformer on Thursday morning.
Authorities say Gagne saw the trooper, came down the pole and fled into an outbuilding. He eventually surrendered.
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Gagne faces charges of theft and other offenses. The Portland Press Herald reports that a jail supervisor said it wasn't possible to speak to him Thursday night.
Gagne was charged with stealing electricity on Jan. 16.