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Jimmied Cable Box: Who You Gonna Call?

We spotted this anomalous situation halfway up Cochran Hill Road:

Cable Box - as found
Cable Box – as found

It looks like a Verizon FiOS cable box filled with jumpers for all the houses along the way:

Cable Box - fiberoptic jumpers
Cable Box – fiberoptic jumpers

You’ll note the missing lock and misplaced latch. The box face isn’t scarred, so getting in must not have required much effort.

The box carries no company identification or emergency numbers, but it does have two theft deterrents:

Cable Box - wasp nests
Cable Box – wasp nests

Perhaps the deterrents worked better in warmer months.

Given how little Verizon wants to hear from its FiOS customers, I have sub-zero motivation for devoting the hours required to find out if it’s their problem. Somebody along Cochran should have enough standing for the case.

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  1. #1 by Daniel B. Martin on 2019-01-27 - 11:39

    I have sub-zero motivation for
    devoting the hours required to
    find out if it’s their problem.
    You will soon have sub-zero (Centigrade) motivation to bicycle up Cochran Hill Road. Stay home! Serve hot chocolate with lots of mini-marshmallows!!

    • #2 by Ed on 2019-01-27 - 13:37

      Truth be told, we walked up Cochran: dressed warmly and not sweating the least little bit!

      Aye for hot drinks afterwards!

  2. #3 by Trudi on 2019-01-27 - 13:18

    Looks like a cozy place for a cute little mouse to make a nest… and snack on those wires.

    • #4 by Ed on 2019-01-27 - 13:42

      Mice seem to get along pretty well with wasps, so it could be a perfect condominium. Until the snakes move in, that is …

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