Friday, January 29, 2010

Someone who should have thought a little more

Is it really worth it? Is the pile of money you might get from selling stolen copper really worth your life?

All you small-time thieves out there think of this:

A witness reported seeing a vehicle leave a power station near Hwy. 97 and Hwy. 37 around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Firefighters found the body of a man lying several feet away from the transmitter. They say it looks as though he was electrocuted while trying to steal copper.

Deputy Chief David Soward said the thief received a jolt of 69,000 volts of electricity, which killed him instantly.

(from KENS-5)

All you small-time thieves, rethink those entry level jobs. A low wage has got to be better than a 69,000-volt death any day.

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