Finally, a headline writer with some guts/balls.
No namby-pamby use of the word "allegedly" here. Although the story
itself does not say that the man died while trying to steal the power
lines - which is disappointing.
Ill. man killed trying to steal power lines
Posted 10/14/11 12:11 p.m.
ALTON, Ill. (WLS) - Authorities near Alton in southwestern Illinois are
investigating the electrocution of a man whose body was found near
snipped electrical power lines investigators believe he was trying to
Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says 34-year-old Mark Becker of
Granite City was found dead early Friday. Investigators believe he died
Nonn says evidence at the scene suggests that Becker made contact with
charged overhead power lines after they had been cut from the utility
The coroner says an investigation by Madison County sheriff's deputies
and interviews with witnesses "failed to reveal any legitimate or lawful
activity in which (Becker) would be engaged involving the utility
Nonn says an autopsy Friday confirmed that Becker was electrocuted.