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post #1 of 13 Old Jul 11th, 2008, 3:30 pm Thread Starter
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I don't think that I have seen this on any of the forms so I will mention it.

Here in the Phoenix area there has been a very big problem of people stealing Manhole covers. With the price of recycleable steel so high people are steeling Manhole covers, especially at night. So I would check with your local Law Enforcement authorities to see if it is happening in your city.

That would be a very nasty accident for the front end to fall into a manhole!!

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Its been happening over here too, and the latest thing happening in our area is petrol being syphoned off from cars. The swines are damaging filler caps to get at the fuel too, ripping them right off.

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Its been happening over here too, and the latest thing happening in our area is petrol being syphoned off from cars. The swines are damaging filler caps to get at the fuel too, ripping them right off.
I wish that's all they were doing here. They're taking to punching a hole in the gas tank around here.............and stealing catalytic converters.


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I wish that's all they were doing here. They're taking to punching a hole in the gas tank around here.............and stealing catalytic converters.
Huh? Catalytic converters?? What's the deal with them? I got 6 of 'em down at the storage unit. Should I put out a card table at Boerne Market Days?
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Huh? Catalytic converters?? What's the deal with them? I got 6 of 'em down at the storage unit. Should I put out a card table at Boerne Market Days?

Yea Dick they have been stealing them around here as well. I think that it is for the Platnium in the converters. Lots of $$$$ out there these days for recycle products. With copper at $3.00 a pound lots of stolen copper stuff, even saw a picture of a dumas trying to steal copper wire off the pole and it was hot! He was not, now cold as hell.

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Yea Dick they have been stealing them around here as well. I think that it is for the Platnium in the converters. Lots of $$$$ out there these days for recycle products. With copper at $3.00 a pound lots of stolen copper stuff, even saw a picture of a dumas trying to steal copper wire off the pole and it was hot! He was not, now cold as hell.
The addicts are stealing converters for the platinum I hear they get $50-$250 a pop. The bastards stole our lead catering trucks converter ..... cost us a fortune.
Tell me the reclaimed metal a33holes don't know what's going on when these freaks bring this crap in.................BUST THE METAL BUYERS!!!!!

Later I'll let ya'all know how I feel.

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Last year some idiot in Denver attempt to steal cooper wire from an electrical substation and electrocuted himself in the process. Next step? You got it. The family hires a lawyer to sue and parades all the little orphan kids on the news crying about how they "don't got no Daddy no more."
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Last year some idiot in Denver attempt to steal cooper wire from an electrical substation and electrocuted himself in the process. Next step? You got it. The family hires a lawyer to sue and parades all the little orphan kids on the news crying about how they "don't got no Daddy no more."

Happened to some moran in Cinci as well ....he climbed a pole..then got himself lectrocuted...trying at least a hundo...wow u mean dat pol is lectrect...
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Huh? Catalytic converters?? What's the deal with them? I got 6 of 'em down at the storage unit. Should I put out a card table at Boerne Market Days?
Yepper. Happened to a lady in our office....in downtown San Antonio....in broad daylight. She went to leave at 5pm one day and found something amiss under her SUV. The cops said it's happening all over the city.

The lowlifes will take a piece of rebar and drive it into your gas tank and drain what they can and just let the rest run out, too. I tell ya, life in downtown S.A. is REAL interesting.


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Had some folks in Charlotte go after some copper in a power sub station. They was smart, knew something about electricity so they wore rubber gloves. Found out the hard way that dishwashing gloves don't work real good for working around electricity. Graveyard dead.

Last Tuesday a friend filled his truck with gas, $85.00 worth. Within 1 mile someone pulled out in front of him in the rain, badly dented the front of his truck. He went to the emergency room in an ambulance and his truck went to the yard on a roll back. This morning he had it hauled to his house, decided to get the gas out of it. Guess what? Wrecking yard beat him to it, was none left in the tank and no it didn't leak. He went to the wrecking yard and confronted them, they just pointed to the sign that claimed they were not responsible for theft. He said they had that guilty look on them too.

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Yepper. Happened to a lady in our office....in downtown San Antonio....in broad daylight. She went to leave at 5pm one day and found something amiss under her SUV. The cops said it's happening all over the city.

The lowlifes will take a piece of rebar and drive it into your gas tank and drain what they can and just let the rest run out, too. I tell ya, life in downtown S.A. is REAL interesting.

Mona(my wife) called from her office in Dublin Oh(read:very wealthy area)
that she wanted to know if our Audi's converter would be safe if it (the car )was locked?
I asked why, and she told me they had received a memo that it had happened during office hours at the next building.
White Trash!!!!!!!!!

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Yes, basically no metal is safe from theft anymore.

Last year, I received a radio call to my local big government county hospital re an injury investigation.

It would appear that a copper thief had ATTEMPTED to steal copper wire out of a large power transformer. Just one little minor problem: THE TRANSFORMER WAS ENERGIZED!

Needless to say, this wasn't a pretty sight....Reclassed to a death investigation.

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Sadder story... We are building a new data center as my company is relocating. While still under construction at the new site a thief broke into the new building to steal the heavy copper wire that feed the main electrical circuit, only to fin that the bolt cutter used to cut the chain at the front door couldn't cut the thick wire. The thief then proceeded to find a hacksaw and cut a chunk of smaller diameter copper wire and walked away with about $150.00 worth of copper. This vandalism delayed our expected move date by one week. One week is enough to have my company pay for another month rent at our present facility... to the tune of $325,000.
So the thief made $150.00 and my company has to pay $325,000 as a result.
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