Fire chief: Man shocked while trying to ‘steal’ electricity

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HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – The man shocked while working on a vacant house in Harrison Township remains in critical condition.

The victim, Ronnie Stone, is at Miami Valley Hospital.

Deputies say he was found lying on electrical wires when emergency crews arrived at a house in the 2400 block of Timber Lane Monday evening.

Fire Chief Lynch confirms that Stone was trying to attach jumper cables to the wire to steal electricity from one house to another when he was shocked. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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