August 1, 2014 12:16 am -

It can be very frustrating waiting for the cable guy. But pulling a gun on him won’t make him want to show up the next time. And it could land you in jail.

Gloria Baca-Lucero was in her house when a Comcast tech was doing work for her. Baca-Lucero was under the impression the work was free, but the technician informed her there would be a fee for his services. She got angry and called customer service, and was informed again that she had to pay.

This, apparently, set her off. Baca-Lucero grabbed one of his [bags] and refused to let him have it back, pulling out a gun and aiming it right at him. The technician left immediately and called 911. Baca-Lucero was subsequently arrested by police, though she claims she just held the gun up in the air and didn’t aim it at him.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

29 responses to Woman Pulls Gun On Cable Guy

  1. Anomaly 100 August 1st, 2014 at 12:38 am

    So i shouldn’t do that?

    • John David Peer August 1st, 2014 at 12:42 am

      No, it’s called “brandishing”, and it doesn’t even really matter if the firearm is “pointed” per se, just producing it in a threatening manner is a crime, unless it is done in self defence or to deter violence.

      Even LEOs, when they draw their service arm, must have a good explanation for their actions.

      • John David Peer August 1st, 2014 at 12:43 am

        And, no, just carrying a firearm, and removing it from its sling, changing shoulders etc etc is not ‘brandishing”.

        • John David Peer August 1st, 2014 at 12:45 am

          Of course, I AM aware that your question was a facetious one.
          Still, there may be ONE person in this nuthouse that is actually curious…


          • Anomaly 100 August 1st, 2014 at 12:59 am

            I’m glad you picked up on my sarcastic tone. It’s a habit:-)

  2. danah gaz August 1st, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Given how eager Comcast is to use it’s monopoly to screw me, they’re smart enough to never send the people actually responsible for that to my house.

    • Rusty Shackleford August 1st, 2014 at 1:43 am

      We actually got charged an installation fee when we moved and set up our internet service again. It doubled our bill. Nobody from Time Warner had ever even set foot in the building.

      I got the fee removed quickly once I got someone on the line, but their primary tactic appears to be keeping you on hold for no less than half an hour, hoping you’ll just give up.

      Then again, SNL already nailed this way back in the 90s.

      • danah gaz August 1st, 2014 at 2:27 am

        So true,

        And people wonder why I’m anti-capitalist.

        • Rusty Shackleford August 1st, 2014 at 2:31 am

          As if that wasn’t bad enough, they accidentally canceled our service due to the change of address, leaving us without internet for a day…TWICE in the same week. I can understand where things got confused the first time, moving is always a clusterfuck like that, but how in the hell did it happen AGAIN immediately afterwards?

          • danah gaz August 1st, 2014 at 2:40 am

            Nova monkeys. Meh. I had a similar problem upgrading to a smartphone on my plan – one which died a little over a month later.

            I’m stealing my next one.

          • Rusty Shackleford August 1st, 2014 at 4:08 am

            Turns out that mega-warranty I got for my iPhone didn’t actually cover anything, including a shattered screen from a 2-foot drop. They don’t even fix it, they just charge you and give you a new one (hope you have your data backed up!)

            Or you could spend a few hours on Youtube and $20 bucks on Amazon and fix it yourself fairly easily. Highlight of that was how the phone has two screws that require a special screwdriver, the very first two screws you have to remove to even open the thing up, and no other screw is like that. It’s designed SPECIFICALLY to discourage you from fixing it yourself.

            Oh, and now the iPhone 5 has a new screen that can’t be replaced as easily and is 10x the price on Amazon, once again likely to discourage DIY repairs.

            Yeah…I’m on Android now.

          • danah gaz August 1st, 2014 at 11:19 am

            Yeah, don’t buy Apple. If they haven’t already they’re planning on rolling out a “feature” that shuts off your ability to record when police are nearby.

            Beware fascists with shiny baubles

        • Larry Schmitt August 1st, 2014 at 8:52 am

          Seems to me the cable industry is anti-capitalist also. They have a monopoly in every locality, and if you want what they sell, you have no alternative. Capitalism is all about competition and choices, and both are eliminated by this industry.

          • danah gaz August 1st, 2014 at 11:21 am

            Capitalism is about the illusion of competition and choices, and the psychopathic idea that some people are more deserving of food, water and shelter than others.

          • Larry Schmitt August 1st, 2014 at 11:23 am

            Yeah, whatever.

          • danah gaz August 1st, 2014 at 12:02 pm

            Yes whatever makes a select few wealthy at the expense of everyone else, particularly those in the margins of society, who pay the greatest cost for this organized sociopathy known as capitalism.

      • AttilatheBlond August 1st, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        Lilly Tomlin did that ‘we’re the phone company….’ gig decades before SNL ever happened.

  3. M D Reese August 1st, 2014 at 1:24 am

    So the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is “guns”–not “42”? It sure seems that they are the solution to just about all of life’s everyday little hassles…

    • JTDraper August 1st, 2014 at 1:27 am

      Try shouting, ’42!’ the next time some cable guy tries to rip you off. No, firearms, preferably the automatic kind, are clearly required in this situation.

  4. RioBravoHombre August 1st, 2014 at 1:41 am

    The only thing that can stop a cable guy with a wrench is an imbecile with a gun fetish.

  5. Tommy6860 August 1st, 2014 at 3:03 am

    So, we have good guy cable TV subscribers with guns. There are so many good types of good guy gun owners that I am losing count.

  6. Shades August 1st, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I was pretty upset earlier this week when told by my water maintenance company (we have a well) they would charge us for a service call when we already pay monthly for a warranty. I just left an unflattering post on their FB page.

    • jasperjava August 1st, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Tsk tsk. Any real ‘Murrikkkin would have gone to their office decked out like Rambo, and shot up everything and everyone in it.

    • Budda August 1st, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Tell them you are thinking of going to a dish…

  7. Robert Johnston August 1st, 2014 at 10:33 am

    This takes the concept of “the customer is always right” to a dangerously crazy level.
    Sometimes, the customer is wrong…especially if they think that pulling a weapon will get them what they desire.
    I worked in retail for six years (Target, 99 Cents Only. Walmart)…and I am glad that those days are over with.

    • Ronald Woolever August 1st, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Yeah, I worked nights in a liquor store. Talk about scary confrontations. Try telling a drunk you can’t sell him booze because he is too drunk, or because he didn’t have the sense to bring his ID.

  8. Denise August 1st, 2014 at 10:51 am

    she wants FREE stuff! must be a part of the 47% who like handouts

    • Ronald Woolever August 1st, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Actually she is your typical con. And Denise everyone regardless of their political affiliation or their financial status wants free stuff. It is the nature of humanity. The difference between your ilk and mine is that you think you will get your free stuff from the plutocrats…… know trickle down. Those of us lucky enough to have fully formed brains understand that the way to economic health for our nation is to be sure all members can afford to participate in the economy.

  9. Carla Akins August 1st, 2014 at 11:45 am

    And here lies the problem. You have a gun “for protection” but you’re not very bright and when you get angry……and people wonder why open carry is frightening.