Ohio man steals 60 tons of steel; get...

Ohio man steals 60 tons of steel; gets eight years | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 27 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 19, 2011, titled Ohio man steals 60 tons of steel; gets eight years | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

An Ohio man is serving an eight-year prison term for stealing tons of railroad steel from a CSX Corp.

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CRAZY

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 19, 2011
People get Electrocuted all the time trying this.
Caboose

Hilliard, OH

#2 Jul 19, 2011
CRAZY wrote:
People get Electrocuted all the time trying this.
You must be thinking of an old electric train you were 'shocked' to receive as a child for Christmas.
Reader

Eustis, FL

#3 Jul 19, 2011
sounds like a lot of work for just a little shoe money...
Dude Love

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 19, 2011
What is 60 tons of steel worth?? Give me something here Dispatch
Educated One

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 19, 2011
While I do not condone stealing, convicts serve less time by robbing banks, selling drugs or killing people. 8 yrs seems a bit high compared to other crimes.
You Big Dummy

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 19, 2011
The Man of Steel has found his Kyrptonite.
Mr Low

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 19, 2011
60 tons of steel would equal about $10,000 to $15,000 dollars. Depending on the price when he took in to be recycled.
I am Iron Man

Bristol, PA

#8 Jul 19, 2011
Dude Love wrote:
What is 60 tons of steel worth?? Give me something here Dispatch
The scrapyards in my area are paying .11 cents a pound for light iron. At 2000 pounds a ton I come up with $13,200 dollars. That would buy a lot of beer and cigarettes.
I am Iron Man

Bristol, PA

#9 Jul 19, 2011
Educated One wrote:
While I do not condone stealing, convicts serve less time by robbing banks, selling drugs or killing people. 8 yrs seems a bit high compared to other crimes.
Or maybe the time convicts serve for other crimes seems a bit too LOW compaired to this conviction.
Idiot Review

United States

#10 Jul 19, 2011
Mr Low wrote:
60 tons of steel would equal about $10,000 to $15,000 dollars. Depending on the price when he took in to be recycled.
Using that new math crap they came out with 25 years ago, that equals 7.5 months per ton? Does that sound about right?
Jerry W

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 19, 2011
I am Iron Man wrote:
<quoted text> The scrapyards in my area are paying .11 cents a pound for light iron. At 2000 pounds a ton I come up with $13,200 dollars. That would buy a lot of beer and cigarettes.
Finders keepers I say. Let the man go.
NoSummerFun

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 19, 2011
That's a lot of work - what is steal get at salvage, maybe $200/ton?
Vee

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 19, 2011
hey Rob, 3 words... GET A JOB
NoSummerFun

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 19, 2011
I am Iron Man wrote:
<quoted text> The scrapyards in my area are paying .11 cents a pound for light iron. At 2000 pounds a ton I come up with $13,200 dollars. That would buy a lot of beer and cigarettes.
2000 lbs x $0.11/lb =$220/ton.

Not even copper, which goes for $5/lb, would net $13,000 per ton!

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#15 Jul 19, 2011
Looks like this guy's now in a steel.......trap ;o)
I am Iron Man

Bristol, PA

#16 Jul 19, 2011
NoSummerFun wrote:
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2000 lbs x $0.11/lb =$220/ton.
Not even copper, which goes for $5/lb, would net $13,000 per ton!
But he had 60 TONS.
mike

New Lebanon, OH

#17 Jul 19, 2011
A freakin' Superman...

Man of steel.
Dispatch web editor

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 19, 2011
You steal 60 tons, and what do you get? Eight years older and very upset!

Since: Dec 09

Austin, TX

#19 Jul 19, 2011
8 years for stealing approx $15K in steel (according to estimates on this thread)...but someone meets a 15 year old girl for the purpose of having sex and also has child pornography and they get just under 4 years (an article from earlier today)? There is something wrong with our judicial system.
boo hoo

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 19, 2011
Texas Buckeye wrote:
8 years for stealing approx $15K in steel (according to estimates on this thread)...but someone meets a 15 year old girl for the purpose of having sex and also has child pornography and they get just under 4 years (an article from earlier today)? There is something wrong with our judicial system.
Well, not to be labeled a leftie here. CSX is a corparation that can donate money to campaign funds, a 15 yo rape victim can not. There is your answer.

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