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Copper theft cuts power to 2,600 in Ohio | The Columbus Dispatch

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An electric company says hundreds of customers in eastern Ohio lost power after copper wire was stolen from a substation.

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Galloway, OH

#21 Jun 14, 2011
Ride the lightning wrote:
Usually,copper thefts are self punishing crimes because the thief usually gets fried when cutting the copper lines. This guy just got lucky.
If by 'usually' you mean 1 in every 10,000 times, then I'd agree with you.

Stealing copper wires, air conditioners and catalytic convertors has been out of control for many years now. My employer had two air conditioners stolen last summer, and 8 or 9 catalytic convertors stolen from trucks over the last six years.

Scrap yards are the new pawn shops.

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