A Clarksville man caught a satellite service technician on tape as he allegedly stole powerful pain medication from his home.
Jeff Fitts said the DirecTV tech was in his house on July 28 and knew every room in his home was under surveillance.
In the video obtained by News 2, the tech walked into the kitchen and pulled down what the homeowner described as a bottle of pills from the top of the refrigerator. The video then shows him dumping the pills into his uniform pocket.
Fitts said he confronted the worker about the pills.
“Twenty minutes later after he had stolen it, I went to take my medication and it was gone. So, I went out to ask him and I said, ‘Hey, did you take my medication?’ and he said, ‘No, I wouldn’t do such a thing,” and it’s just me and him in the house and I know it is him. So, I went and figured it out on camera,” explained Fitts.
In response to the video, DirecTV released the following statement:
“As soon as DirecTV learned of the incident the company contacted Mr. Fitts to apologize and offer compensation. The employee in question was terminated immediately.
The safety of our customers and their personal property is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we contractually require all of our employees to conduct extensive background and chemical screening tests.
Each installer must go through a five-panel drug screening, a ssn trace, nationwide criminal check and a county-by-county trace over the last seven years. We did confirm that the terminated employee went through the background check process and passed.”
Fitts said he asked DirecTV for a discount, but did not receive one.
He also said he plans to prosecute.
Clarksville police are investigating the incident. Charges have not been filed.