Reason for Sayreville Power Outage: Never Seen That Happen Ever Before
There are thousands of power outages reported every year in New Jersey and throughout the United States, but this has got to be a first. An unfortunate and comical series of events left a chunk of Sayreville, New Jersey powerless for hours. The reason for it is something that most likely has never caused a power outage before, a fish and a bird. Utility officials from Jersey Central Power and Light were dumbfounded when they found that a bird had dropped fish on one of their transformers. The unusual bird dropping ignited an explosive outage this past weekend.
Sayreville Police Department officials said that the fish’s landing could not have been more precise, and it obliterated the transformer. They commemorated the fish, which they affectionately named “Gilligan” on their Facebook page with a whimsical sketch and a cheeky eulogy that read:
“Today’s power outage was a major inconvenience for so many of our residents. Please let us not forget the victim in this senseless death. Gilligan was a hard-working family man. He was a father to thousands of children. The suspect was last seen flying South. If you see him do not try to apprehend him. Although he isn’t believed to be armed he may still be very dangerous. If you have any information in this case please contact Det. John Silver who handles all of our fish cases.”
Matt T. commented on the Facebook page claiming to know the bird, “This bird is located on majors pond. Seen him there plenty of times and watched him grab a fish out of the water and eat it up in a tree. Pretty awesome! He is actually a bald eagle. They are also in river road and have nests in the electrical towers.”
M. Erdek appreciated the Police Department’s humor saying, “I’m glad we have a comedian back on this page… Keep them coming.”
Power has since been restored.
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