Power struggle: Local woman uses gun to stop worker from installing smart meter
by Vicente Arenas
HOUSTON – Thelma Taormina didn’t want a new electric meter, and she went to great lengths to keep her old one.
When a worker showed up at her northwest Harris County home to install a smart meter, she grabbed her gun.
“He just kept pushing me away,” the 55-year-old Taormina, who is licensed to carry a weapon, said. “He saw it, and went back the other way.”
CenterPoint Energy has nearly completed installing more than 2 million smart meters in the Harris County area.