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Vienna Virginia Man Dead After Encounter With Verizon FiOS Technician

Phillip Dampier July 5, 2009 Verizon 1 Comment

Sources say an elderly Vienna man is dead after falling down in a confrontation outside his home with a Verizon FiOS technician.

Police say 79-year-old Bill Cornelious was unhappy with the installation of a new service.

The Verizon employee left the home at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, and the elderly man followed him out and tried to block the technician’s van from leaving the driveway.

Vienna police say the man tried to reach inside the van and grab the steering wheel. It was then that he fell and suffered the injuries that caused his death. WJLA-TV reports on this tragedy which occurred in late June and was brought to our attention today:

http://www.phillipdampier.com/video/WJLA Washington -- Elderly Man Dies After Encounter With FiOS Technician 06-18-09.flv

It’s unfortunate that disputes over cable/television service can lead to these kinds of confrontations and tragic results.

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  1. no way says:

    can you believe that verizon fired the white female supervisor of the black male tech who was at the house? tech still has his job. pure discrimmination. verizon has taken affirmative action to the far extreme. you will never go far unless you are black. do you think the supervisor was at fault for this? do you think she deserved to loose her job? go with cox, you get far better customer service.







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