A man was shocked early Saturday when he climbed an electric pole in Warner in an alleged attempt to steal an electric transformer, according to a media release from the Muskogee County Sheriff's Department.
Russell Barlow, 40, climbed the pole in an area of Warner commonly known as "Tater Hill" about 5:30 a.m.
Investigators believe Barlow was trying to steal the transformer to remove the copper to sell.
Barlow was flown to a Tulsa hospital.
Read more in Sunday's Phoenix.