More Than Meets the Eye
Debbie Milliern/The Packet
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the Dollar General on Tuscaloosa Road about 10 o’clock Monday morning after receiving a call that a transformer – believed to be the electrical, not robotic, kind – was in the back of a Ford Ranger.
The driver, Danny Bailey, told deputies that he found it in a ditch near Laws Shoals Road in Columbus and was on the way to the scrapyard.
4-County and Columbus Light and Water Department workers were dispatched to the scene to try to figure out where it came from. Eventually CLW took charge of the wandering device. (Or, possibly, hibernating robot.)
CLW General Manager Todd Gale said that it’s possible the transformer was left in the field last year after repairs.
“The only thing we can come up with is that a contractor may have set it aside and left it there during cleanup from the storms a year and a half or so ago,” he said. “We don’t think he climbed a pole and took it or anything.”
No charges were filed.0