Towards the end of BTTF, we see Doc Brown be approached by a police officer. Doc explains that he's doing a weather experiment as he's wiring up the two light posts. Later that night the clock tower gets struck by lightning and stops working.
Was Doc ever blamed for or suspected of breaking the clock?
There's a least one witness who saw him (a cop to boot) in the area doing something for science, and then all of a sudden, ZAP, no more clock. Seems like he'd be the first suspect if anyone started investigating. Was this ever addressed?