Something Is Short-Circuited At James Brown’s House
The alleged incident occurred July 3rd, when Eubanks reportedly responded to a power failure complaint at Brown’s Beech Island home. The singer answered the doorbell, told Eubanks to wait, then returned carrying a suit, the police report said.
“[The suit] means I’m a government agent, and I can lock you up … for trespassing and sneaking around on my property,” Brown reportedly told Eubanks. When the utility worker tried to explain why he was there, the singer said, “I told you that I could lock you up,” according to Eubanks. Then Brown reportedly approached him with a steak knife.
“Mr. Brown told Mr. Eubanks that this would be his last day at the power company, that he was going to be fired,” the report said. “Mr. Brown told Mr. Eubanks to contact his supervisor and that he couldn’t leave.”
Supervisor Clayton Quattlebaum reportedly told Eubanks to leave the house. Then, Brown’s security guard apparently walked up and told the SCE&G employee that Brown had been acting strangely recently and that he should leave.
Quattlebaum said nothing was wrong with Brown’s electricity service and that the company is unsure who called in the complaint.
Brown’s attorney said he had not heard about the allegations and declined comment.