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#180996 - 09/18/08 11:06 AM Copper thieves still at it
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Although this is one that won't be doing it again:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-000-volts.html

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#180997 - 09/18/08 01:16 PM Re: Copper thieves still at it [Re: pauluk]
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Funny, the wire in the photo doesn't really look like it's insulated for 11,000V...


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#181000 - 09/18/08 02:47 PM Re: Copper thieves still at it [Re: SolarPowered]
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 Originally Posted By: SolarPowered
Funny, the wire in the photo doesn't really look like it's insulated for 11,000V...


I thought that too! You can imagine the conversation in the newspaper office:

"Boy, go find me a generic picture of copper wire."
{ Searches for photo....}

"Will this do?"

"Yeah, it's wire, isn't it?"

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#181001 - 09/18/08 03:56 PM Re: Copper thieves still at it [Re: pauluk]
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"Mr Thompson's sister, Samantha Hopkins, told an inquest in Newport that her brother was unemployed and had been a heroin addict.

She added: "Although for the past eight months (of his life) he was totally clean.""

uh-huh, suuuuuure.

Also, do you really call bolt cutters bolt croppers in the UK?

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