OSCODA COUNTY, MIch. (FOX 2) - A man is accused of threatening utility workers with a gun while they were installing cables on his Michigan property Thursday.
According to Michigan State Police, the workers were running fiber optic cable across a residential driveway on Big Creek Road in Big Creek Township around 10:50 a.m. The workers had a permit and had tried to contact the homeowner, 49-year-old Michael Clifford Thomas, but he didn't answer the door.
While workers were pulling the line, police said Thomas came outside with a handgun and demanded that the workers leave.
MSP troopers and Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded when the workers called 911.
Police arrested Thomas and seized a .45 Glock handgun.
He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and given a $25,000, 10% cash/surety bond.