Police: Man Electrocuted Swiping Copper In Lancaster County

Full story: NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police said a man found dead on an abandoned Lancaster County rail line apparently was electrocuted while trying to cut down copper high-voltage wires.

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Tara

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May 6, 2008
 
Serves him right
Adam

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May 6, 2008
 
I'm sure the family of this man will be filing a law suit against the rail yard for failing to tell him the wires were live.
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May 6, 2008
 
Darwin Award Nominee
Matt

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May 6, 2008
 
Tara wrote:
Serves him right
Just what I was thinking....
Tch

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May 6, 2008
 
i wonder if its the same person who was stealing peoples copper pipes out of their homes in that area???

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May 6, 2008
 
So it wasnt the drugs that killed him, it was trying to get the copper to sell for the drugs that killed him...idiot
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May 6, 2008
 
Judge,Jury and Executioner
Jeeez_OH_Man

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May 6, 2008
 
Police are still trying to identify him because I'm sure he was burned to a crisp while committing this crime. Adam, you got it right - let's wait for the family to sue now because there should've been warning signs around the rail yard. I bet he wouldn't have been able to read the signs, anyway. Justice was swift for a change!

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May 6, 2008
 
another point for Darwin....
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May 6, 2008
 
How fitting. A self-imposed death sentence.
Juror on the case

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May 6, 2008
 
Poetic Justice...
Just Desserts....
Irony of defeat...
EYE FOR AN EYE

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May 6, 2008
 
Anyone who would make such an attempt, would have to be MENTAL!!
The common sense "THEORY" should have been obvious to begin with!!!
Mari

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May 6, 2008
 
I want to laugh, but this is no laughing matter. There are worse crims than this. He didn't harm anyone by holding up a store, home burglary or any type of child endangerment.
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May 6, 2008
 
Great piece for America's Dumbest Criminals.

It would have been much healthier to get a job to make money.

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May 6, 2008
 
It was a shocking experience.
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May 6, 2008
 
Natural selection is a great thing.
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#17
May 6, 2008
 
That is the first good news I've read all day.
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May 6, 2008
 
serves him right.
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May 6, 2008
 
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- Gov. Ed Rendell used the occasion of a memorial service for police officers who died in the line of duty to urge lawmakers to enact electrical line laws giving criminals greater protection.

Rendell said Tuesday the Legislature should "suck it in, do the right thing" and pass laws to curb electrical line violence.
He was among those who addressed the 15th annual memorial service of the Pennsylvania order of thieves. The ceremony outside the state Capitol honored crimninals, including three who died last year stealing copper.

Rendell and others noted that on Tuesday, the unidentified crispy man became the latest of about 700 criminals to dieon the power lines in Pennsylvania while trying to steal precious copper
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The governor said in the 1990s there was a ban on the import of power lines into the United States, but Congress let that ban lapse in 2004.
Rendell said even though the power line that fried this guy came into the country before that ban, lawmakers need to do more.
"It is symptomatic of the refusal of lawmakers to do the things that are necessary to pay the real, ultimate tribute to our thieves, and that's to offer them the maximum protection," Rendell said.

Rendell said any electric company that fries a thief, regardless of the outcome, should do at least 20 years in prison. He said that would be a significant deterrent.
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May 6, 2008
 
What the hell?

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