It began as a happy Christmas on 21st Avenue, but ended in trajedy. Robert Kellington loved his television, and had at least one set in every room of the house, all connected to his satellite system. On Christmas eve he got a 60 inch big screen television as a gift. Early on Christmas morning he flipped on the kitchen tv, grabbed a bite to eat and went to the bathroom for personal needs. While in the bathroom, he flipped on the bathroom tv set. Both his son and daughter were watching cartoons in their bedrooms, and his wife was watching a church service on the 27 inch master bedroom television. Kellington went to the basement to get some tools, and immediately flipped on the basement tv, leaving it on as he came back upstairs and went to the living toom to connect the cable to his new big screen set. He got the cable connected, and hit the power switch, just when his neighbor, Matthew Foreman was running a snowblower on his driveway, near the Kellington's satellite dish.
The moment Robert Kellington his the power switch on his new big screen tv, there was a power surge through the satellite dish, and his neighbor, Matthew Foreman was sucked into the dish, along with his snowblower. Both him and the snowblower exploded as they smashed thru the center of the satellite dish, and were expelled out the rear in small pieces of flesh, bone, and metal, which were spread across an area several city blocks wide.
Police investigators later said there were 14 television sets turned on at the same time in the Kellington's home, and the surge of that big screen set created such a powerful burst of energy, it literally sucked Foreman into the dish, causing his instantanious death. They went on to explain that the dish was sucking so much power it became an electronic magnet of sorts and reacted similar to a vacuum cleaner. The magnetic field grabbed the metal of the snowblower, pulling Foreman along. They estimated Foreman and the snowblower struck the dish at a speed of over 60,000 miles per second, thus exploding them instantly.
Kellington is not being charged, since it was not intentional, but all of his television equipment is being held for investigation. Kellington refused to speak to reporters, except to say that he is so very sorry for what happened. Police investigators are considering the possibility of suing the manufacturer of both the satellite equipment, and the big screen television, but not until further analysis and research is done to determine the cause of the incident.
Gary Hernandez - Reporter WEED Tv Inc. Ontario