Man Shocked to Death on Kapiolani Blvd.

I used to live just a block away from the location of this incident and would often walk this route with my child, so this news is kind of “shocking” to me if you will.

…Wires touching the metal cover of an electrical junction box appear to be the source of an electrocution that killed a man last night — that’s according to sources in the city.

The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Michael Perron, Jr.

The incident happened last night while Perron was walking on Kapiolani Boulevard.

Honolulu Police and city emergency crews were called to the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and University Avenue just after 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

A witness told police the victim was standing on a metal cover of an electrical junction box while touching a steel light pole when he collapsed.

“They were attempting to catch the bus — his friend — who was in his mid-40’s collapsed on the sidewalk when he tried to tend to him he was shocked,” said Lt. Calvin Tong of the Honolulu Police Department…”

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