OT: HD copper theft

"A Verona man tried to steal copper pipes from a Home Depot by inserting the valuable metal into several PVC pipes then putting caps on the end, authorities said."
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"...The pipe was worth $1,876, Sarnicki said."
<http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/verona_man_thrawted_in_home_de.html
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That's one step above walking out backwards and saying you're coming in. Sheesh.
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in pittsburgh a idiot stole a long section of a copper overhead trolley line by cutting it. the cut end fell on a rail.
if anyone had walked along that rail they would of been electrocuted.
the idiot bragged about stealing the line, he got arrested....
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600 volts is nothing to mess with
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On 7/13/2011 3:23 PM, bob haller wrote:

The longer distance train systems in PA/NJ/NY (SEPTA/ NJTransit/Amtrak) run either 12 or 25 kv on the catenary. Occasionally you read about folks getting tangled up with it either trying to ride on top of cars or looking for copper.
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On 7/13/2011 8:21 AM, bob haller wrote:

Someone didn't do so well locally a few weeks ago. There is a large manufacturing plant that has been empty for quite some time (remember being told how that "service economy" thing was such a great idea?). Guy puts a ladder up to harvest copper wire from the stand of switchgear and transformers that supply the building apparently thinking they were de-energized because the building was vacant. Someone found his body the next day when they were walking their dog.
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