Copper Theft

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  1. phatcyclist

    phatcyclist Active Member

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    http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=201860

    Not firearms related, but it is a good reason to dislike thieves. I hear about this on homes being built every once and a while, but this is a very extreme occurrence of it.
     


  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Yeah I heard about the guy that tried to steal some live wire and got judge, jury, and executioner in about 0.002 seconds from 5 billion watts. Those substations hum from all the juice going through them, and that certainly isn't worth the money you get from copper.

    It's thieves though, and frankly I hope they all try it.
     
  3. carneyman

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    This summer they stole a bunch of copper tubbing from a/c units on some trailer houses my boss manages. Made it a real pain for me to try and install window units in those places. There for a while he was wanting to encase the copper in pvc pipe filled with that expanding foam...I'm all for shocking the hell out of em!
     
  4. The Kicker Guy

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    Yup, had plumbing and wiring stolen from one of my houses in Dallas. I never thought I'd see the day.
     
  5. chevydeerhunter

    chevydeerhunter Well-Known

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    I know it's only March, but I'm nominating those idiots for Darwin Award of the Year for doing their part in voluntarily cleaning up the gene pool. Congrats!:)
     
  6. zembonez

    zembonez TGT Addict

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    AH... a little chlorine for the gene pool. Sometimes justice is swift.

    I love it when a thief gets his.
     
  7. murfdog

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    +1 :smoker:
     
  8. chevydeerhunter

    chevydeerhunter Well-Known

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    I hate to hijack the thread, but don't look now. The Evil Clown's back!:D
     
  9. SO758

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    Im having a house built, and I go by there pretty regular to make sure all the wiring and copper tubes are where they are supposed to be.
     
  10. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    #1 stolen item from construction sites out here.Unfortunately the guys stealing it here are going across the Border to Mexico with it.Its amazing that the Mexican officials just let these guys thru.If you give these cops a twenty you can commit murder.
     

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