If you thought you’ve heard it all, think again.
The man climbed about 20 feet up a pole located just north of the Mt. Vernon Ave. Rite Aid store. After police and PG&E officials arrived on the scene, they were able to shut down the power to the pole. Police then set up a ladder against the pole and the man eventually came down after several hours of negotiations.
The man was then transported to the Kern Medical Center for a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation.
The incident left over 100 people and businesses in the area without power.