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Man threatens to kill city workers if power isn't restored

A 72-year-old Pasadena man who allegedly threatened to kill city employees if they did not turn his power back on was arrested Tuesday morning, police said.

Geoffrey Commons, whose home was affected by a power outage after Wednesday night’s windstorm, was angry that his power was not turned back on and called an emergency number for affected residents Monday, Pasadena Police Lt. Rick Aversano told the Sun.

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Commons allegedly made threats to people on the hotline to cause bodily harm to city employees if they did not turn his power back on. On Tuesday, he showed up at the city manager’s office at Pasadena City Hall, where he caused a disturbance, Aversano said.

City employees called police, who recognized him as the caller from the night before.

“They put two and two together,” Aversano said.


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