This tenant acted like an Eagle Scout, and wound really tight: A strict, no-holds-barred against those who crossed the line.
Guess who repeatedly crossed the line? No surprise.
One day the cops followed him home, with a drug dog. However, no arrests, no shiny silver bracelets, and never an explanation.
Eagle Scout badge slightly tarnished.
Eagle Scout called: “angry that his power was out.”
Me: “Check your fuse box. Flip the switches.”
Trick didn’t work; I went down to his apartment. It was cold outside, there are NO inside hallways.
He is angry. Of course, we are to blame.
I walked back out into the cold, down the walkway, down a flight of stairs, back down the walkway to the furnace room.
There was a yellow tag on his meter. Hmmmm?
I flipped it and called him.
I went back upstairs only to hear him complain to me (my fault of course), and then angrily he called the power company.
Ooops! He never put the power on in his name.
Oooops! You were clearly told by me when you looked at the apartment, reminded when you paid your security, reminded when you moved in: “You must put the electric in YOUR name!” Tenants PAY for their Electric!
Thank you. It was cold. I got a free Stairmaster workout, again.
Did he apologize for stealing 3 months of power? For being rude and accusing me of incompetence?
I called the Business Manager, he owes someone money.
He moved out a year later, not missed, and was not even nice when he left. And that is another story.