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Letter: Who pays for stolen crane damage?

Two linesman work on power lines on Meacham

Two linesman work on power lines on Meacham Avenue as LIPA and other utility crews work to repair damaged poles and downed lines after an Elmont man, earlier in the day, drove with a boom-arm crane extended on a truck causing the damage in Elmont. (Aug. 27, 2013) Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

After an imbecile plunged my neighborhood into darkness, caused panic, mayhem and enough property damage to equate it to a superstorm, I have a lingering worry: Who pays for this ["Suspect blamed tax debt," News, Aug. 29]?

If the county legislature, the Long Island Power Authority, or any other officials think we Elmont taxpayers are going to foot the bill, they have another think coming.

Judith A. Senning, Elmont