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2 women arrested in smart-meter resistance

Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Two Naperville women were arrested Wednesday as crews attempted to install a new ''smart meter.''

Video of the arrests were posted online. The women are with the group Naperville Smart Meter Awareness.

They object to the meters citing health and security concerns, as well as reports that the devices have caused fires.

Jennifer Stahl is charged with interfering with an officer and preventing access to customer's premises. Malia Bendis is charged with attempted eavesdropping.

a federal lawsuit has been filed to stop installation of the meters.

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