Phoenix: Mystery box on utility pole placed there by ATF

Phoenix: Mystery box on utility pole placed there by ATF
Uncle Sam, looking out for you. (Image: Screen grab of ABC 15 video, YouTube)

[Ed. – I’m with Mr. Clegg.  These mystery boxes that suck in everything around them don’t make me feel safer.  Clegg’s suspicions were intensified by this common feature of the incident, recounted in an earlier report:  “Clegg said the crew who installed the box came in a truck marked ‘Field Pros.’ A Google search of that name does not return any utility or surveillance company. Such a company is not registered in Arizona.”]

The bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives came forward Thursday, admitting that a box spotted and removed from an SRP power pole on 21st and Glendale avenues belonged to them and was part of an ongoing investigation.

ATF officials would not elaborate on the investigation and would not say if they were conducting surveillance in the area.

“I don’t feel safer,” said Brian Clegg, who called ABC15 about the box on the power pole behind his house.

Clegg was suspicious there could be cameras installed in the boxes but ATF would not confirm that. …

SRP tells ABC15 they had no idea the box was installed on their power pole. They said ATF has to notify them or work with them if they have an object on their property.

ATF tells ABC15 depending on the investigation and security they can put security measures in place without permission.

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