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Shock horror for would-be power cable thief

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London - (Reuters) - Police in central England are hunting for a badly scorched would-be copper power cable thief after finding a hacksaw embedded in an 11,000 volt power cable Saturday night.

The thief, who also left a lit blow torch at the scene, is expected to be badly charred, spiky haired and not exactly the brightest bulb in the socket.

"The sheer stupidity of cutting through power cables should be glaringly obvious to everyone," said Phil Wilson, customer operations manager with local power company Central Networks.

"At the very least putting the hacksaw through the cable would have created an almighty bang and the line would have burned for quite a few seconds, showering them with molten copper...

Copper prices have more than doubled in the last four years as China has gobbled up huge quantities of it, sparking a wave of copper thefts across the globe from South Africa and the United States to Italy and Britain.

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Hehehe.

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(Moonlight)

Oh my gosh, I can't stop laughing at the sheer stupidity of this guy! I mean come on! That's pretty thick if you ask me.

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Mr  Honeybadger

Around here people have been breaking into new homes under construction and ripping out all of the copper plumbing. But thankfully the recycling places have been stepping up their programs to look out for known copper theives.

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~Onyx~

This just in, our culprit has been apprehended...

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The good news is he can now pick up over 300 channels if you turn him juuuuuuuuuuust right.

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nosaM
This just in, our culprit has been apprehended...

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The good news is he can now pick up over 300 channels if you turn him juuuuuuuuuuust right.

:lol: owned

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Quill
The thief, who also left a lit blow torch at the scene, is expected to be badly charred, spiky haired and not exactly the brightest bulb in the socket.

I dunno, after that incident...He'd be at least a 100 watts...

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~Onyx~
I dunno, after that incident...He'd be at least a 100 watts...

:lol: ...Good point. I think we should officially change his title to : Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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Bear's Quest
London - (Reuters) - Police in central England are hunting for a badly scorched would-be copper power cable thief after finding a hacksaw embedded in an 11,000 volt power cable Saturday night.

The thief, who also left a lit blow torch at the scene, is expected to be badly charred, spiky haired and not exactly the brightest bulb in the socket. :w00t:Not too bright at all!

"The sheer stupidity of cutting through power cables should be glaringly obvious to everyone," :lol: said Phil Wilson, customer operations manager with local power company Central Networks.

"At the very least putting the hacksaw through the cable would have created an almighty bang and the line would have burned for quite a few seconds, showering them with molten copper...

Copper prices have more than doubled in the last four years as China has gobbled up huge quantities of it, sparking a wave of copper thefts across the globe from South Africa and the United States to Italy and Britain.

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Don King did it! Its him I tell you!

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