For nearly six months, people living in one Dekalb County neighborhood have complained about utility cables lying on the ground threatening public safety.

"I see things that a lot of people don't see, but I know this does not have to be a situation in our communities," said concerned citizen Joscelyn O'Neil.

Joscelyn O'Neil is more than just a good neighbor, she's what you might call a community activist.

"You think a child won't touch this? You would hope they wouldn't," said O'Neil.

And for nearly six months she's been trying to get something done about this.

"You would either have to walk around it or step through it," said O'Neil.

There are cables dangling from a telephone pole on Midway Road in Dekalb County. And over on Longleaf Drive, there are cables lying on the ground and even in the road.

"You never know what a child is going to do. They could grab it, pull on it, swing on it. They could do anything," said O'Neil.

To make matters worse, some of exposed utility wires are next to schools and a neighborhood park.

"Children wouldn't know if it's a hot wire or not, but there could be a hot wire hanging and if they take a notion to touch it then we could have a deadly situation going on," said O'Neil.

To prevent that from happening, CBS46 made one call to at&t and workers showed up to solve the problem.

"Results is what I'm really looking for. I'm looking for bottom line results of cleaning this up," said O'Neil.

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