|A notice indicating that electricity could be restored by flipping the newly replaced switch|
This clearly was untrue, as it appears that the only part that was replaced was the broken switch:
|The entire panel did not get replaced; rather, only the switch|
At the Santa Clara Police Department, I was told that I could only make a witness statement because I was not a victim to the act of vandalism by my new roommate. I expected as much, and was content that I was able to at least report what I saw.
Still this was not a complete waste of time, even when considering that no $1,500 bill was presented to anyone, and that the power was restored by the time I got home. After all, I don't want another landlord claiming that I damaged property that I did not, as my former landlord did.