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(WBNG Binghamton)   Binghamton, NY scrap metal thief shocked, shocked to discover the flaw in his plans   (wbng.com) divider line 50
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2012-08-13 12:42:04 AM
Heh, good. Metal thieves and the people who purchase their "goods" are the scum of the earth.
 
2012-08-13 12:44:16 AM
I thought Chris-to-pher was dead.
 
Slu
2012-08-13 12:44:20 AM
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2012-08-13 12:47:29 AM
And then he took it higher.

/oh no
 
2012-08-13 12:52:34 AM
Bzzzzzzzzzzt....Wrong answer.
 
2012-08-13 12:55:26 AM
This seems to happen a lot. Are so many people that dumb that they're grabbing at power lines?

Obviously, their daddies never told them to stick their finger in a socket.


/Daddy had such funny ways of teaching us
//don't ask about Mom
///or even mention her, he said
 
2012-08-13 12:56:49 AM
Fun fact, you can only be electrocuted once.
 
2012-08-13 12:58:47 AM
discovermagazine.com

Approves.
 
2012-08-13 01:00:25 AM
HA HA !!!
 
2012-08-13 01:14:34 AM
Sounds like he made a fuel out himself. I am just shocked at what happened to him.
 
2012-08-13 01:16:31 AM

gerbilpox: This seems to happen a lot. Are so many people that dumb that they're grabbing at power lines?

Obviously, their daddies never told them to stick their finger in a socket.


/Daddy had such funny ways of teaching us
//don't ask about Mom
///or even mention her, he said


No...it's that they just need a little more copper wire to buy some more meth and this solid pipe looks so nice and substantial and that weird humming sound must just be the last speed they did so why not grab the clippers and get one last load in the truck so the dealer will give them top dollar and so they clamp down on that wire one last time...

And then his unknown buddies dump him out the door at the ER before screeching away in a cloud of blood-and-meth haze to get ol' Manuel at the scrapyard to pay for that last ounce.
 
2012-08-13 01:16:52 AM
i.lv3.hbo.com

It's a shame the power company didn't turn off the juice temporarily for him, he would have been much obliged.
 
2012-08-13 01:19:48 AM
According to State Police in Gibson,Santacroce was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Subby, your headline would have been perfect with "fatal flaw."
 
2012-08-13 01:20:29 AM
Santacroce was electrocuted and taken to Lourdes Hospital by unknown persons.

It was nice of those unknown persons to take him to the hospital after they electrocuted him.
 
2012-08-13 01:22:22 AM
Ha ha
 
2012-08-13 01:25:27 AM
Should have gone to Wilson.
 
2012-08-13 01:34:02 AM
Doesn't sound like he was a particularly well grounded young man.
 
2012-08-13 01:37:58 AM
Watt a waste
 
2012-08-13 01:38:23 AM

Ambivalence: Doesn't sound like he was a particularly well grounded young man.


You seem positive about your negative comment concerning Sparky.
 
2012-08-13 01:43:41 AM
The article doesn't mention it so I have to ask.
Was he quick fried to a crackly crunch or baked to a delicate crunch?
These kind of details really need to be in the article, danged lazy reporters!
 
2012-08-13 01:48:17 AM

Point02GPA: Ambivalence: Doesn't sound like he was a particularly well grounded young man.

You seem positive about your negative comment concerning Sparky.


That's quite a charge you're making. I try to conduct my behavior in a "path of least resistance" kind of way.
 
2012-08-13 01:54:37 AM
All other options for him are....



*dons sunglasses and lab coat*

.....currently unavailable.


/Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!
 
2012-08-13 02:06:56 AM

ArmednHammered: The article doesn't mention it so I have to ask.
Was he quick fried to a crackly crunch or baked to a delicate crunch?
These kind of details really need to be in the article, danged lazy reporters!


One of my favorite burn pics in my paramedic manual showed a guy with a "burn injury" after touching a 50,000 volt line. I say "burn injury" because it looked like two charred sticks poking up out of a cured leather sleeve. It was well cauterized, I can say that.
 
2012-08-13 02:22:28 AM

cretinbob: Should have gone to Wilson.


I will take Lourdes over Wilson every day of the week.
 
2012-08-13 02:36:49 AM
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2012-08-13 02:54:15 AM
Ohm, isn't there a law about this sort of thing?
 
2012-08-13 03:35:31 AM
Is this a redneck thing? I'm from a redneck city. 100km out from that city = redneck central.

Fella out my way lost both his legs doing the same thing and he sued - yes, SUED - the power utility!! Imagine lying there. The pain. The smell. Reflecting on your stupidity until help arrives.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-07-17/break-in-amputee-to-sue-wester n- power/442728

// nothing wrong with rednecks, just sayin'
 
2012-08-13 03:58:51 AM

nytmare: And then he took it higher.

/oh no


dammit

Rock down to..
 
2012-08-13 04:21:55 AM
Seriously, guys and gals, it is not the voltage that gets you...it is the amperage. I got hit by 30,000 volts in high school while helping my psychics teacher test some wire for an experiment. It did tingle a tad and I was lucky that there was very low amperage. It only takes about 1 amp to kill. This guy had no clue what he was doing and paid the price.

BTW, I love the puns. Please keep it up...I definitly get a charge out of them.
 
2012-08-13 05:20:19 AM

phojo1946: Seriously, guys and gals, it is not the voltage that gets you...it is the amperage. I got hit by 30,000 volts in high school while helping my psychics teacher test some wire for an experiment. It did tingle a tad and I was lucky that there was very low amperage. It only takes about 1 amp to kill. This guy had no clue what he was doing and paid the price.

BTW, I love the puns. Please keep it up...I definitly get a charge out of them.


That's a striking story.
 
2012-08-13 06:29:00 AM
No sympathy
 
2012-08-13 06:43:36 AM

hammettman: Ohm, isn't there a law about this sort of thing?


Sees what you did there.
 
2012-08-13 06:44:16 AM

thejourneyto30: cretinbob: Should have gone to Wilson.

I will take Lourdes over Wilson every day of the week.


Depends on what for. If you are having an AMI, you get shipped to Wilson because Lourdes doesn't have a cath lab. For a stroke they are fine. Burns I'll fly you to Strong, if you are a kid you go to to Upstate. Bassett....I'm not sure why they say that's a great hospital.
I do like the renovations at Lourdes.

//sounds like this guy was DRT any way. May as well have taken him to General.
 
2012-08-13 07:06:04 AM

phojo1946: Seriously, guys and gals, it is not the voltage that gets you...it is the amperage. I got hit by 30,000 volts in high school while helping my psychics teacher test some wire for an experiment. It did tingle a tad and I was lucky that there was very low amperage. It only takes about 1 amp to kill. This guy had no clue what he was doing and paid the price.

BTW, I love the puns. Please keep it up...I definitly get a charge out of them.


Of course, since it was a psychics course, you probably saw the 30,000 volts coming.
 
2012-08-13 07:35:14 AM
This being the United States, I expect his survivors have a million dollar lawsuit against everyone involved. Failure to place warning signs indicating the potential dangers of electrified wires. (That is for the punsters).

I was watching a program about London Underground and it stated the power for the trains is 750 volts at 3000 amperes. Watts Law P=E times I, forget it , the knucklehead came in contact with a human bug zapper.
 
2012-08-13 09:31:51 AM
According to State Police in Gibson,Santacroce was pronounced dead medium-rare at the hospital.
 
2012-08-13 09:54:36 AM

gerbilpox: This seems to happen a lot. Are so many people that dumb that they're grabbing at power lines?

Obviously, their daddies never told them to stick their finger in a socket.


/Daddy had such funny ways of teaching us
//don't ask about Mom
///or even mention her, he said


I'm in construction, and recycle copper and brass frequently. The bigger Ha Ha moment here that most people don't realize, is the average amount turned in is around 15-20 bucks when it's stolen. Even if you manage to gut a house 100% of all electrical and plumbing, at best you're at 40 bucks.

Good to know metal thieves put such a low value on their life.
 
2012-08-13 10:04:33 AM
wild9

Fun fact, you can only be electrocuted once.

Not true. I live in Elmira, NY and you may or may not have heard that we had a small, but still destructive, tornado go through town a couple of weeks ago. My street got pretty tore up, lot's of trees, branches and wires down. A guy living down the street from me decided to start cleaning up right away and while picking up a large limb he did not notice the power line in the mix. Well his forearm brushed the line and that knocked him flat on his back. While he was laying there wondering what happened and thinking that perhaps he hit his head he decided to stand up. In the process of standing up the back of his neck made contact with another section of the downed wire. This caused him to do a front flip, landing on his back. While looking at the sky and wondering how he came to be flat on his back and thinking that perhaps he should try standing up again. Same thing happened again except this time the wire made contact with the back of his head. Another flip and another moment of confusion, laying on the ground, looking up at the sky and wondering how he came to be in this position. Fortunately this time his wife saw what happened and rushed outside, got him up safely and in the car. After 3 hours in the ER being treated for burns to his forearm, neck and head he was released and back working in the yard the next day.
 
2012-08-13 10:08:58 AM

friendinpa: wild9

Fun fact, you can only be electrocuted once.

Not true. I live in Elmira, NY and you may or may not have heard that we had a small, but still destructive, tornado go through town a couple of weeks ago. My street got pretty tore up, lot's of trees, branches and wires down. A guy living down the street from me decided to start cleaning up right away and while picking up a large limb he did not notice the power line in the mix. Well his forearm brushed the line and that knocked him flat on his back. While he was laying there wondering what happened and thinking that perhaps he hit his head he decided to stand up. In the process of standing up the back of his neck made contact with another section of the downed wire. This caused him to do a front flip, landing on his back. While looking at the sky and wondering how he came to be flat on his back and thinking that perhaps he should try standing up again. Same thing happened again except this time the wire made contact with the back of his head. Another flip and another moment of confusion, laying on the ground, looking up at the sky and wondering how he came to be in this position. Fortunately this time his wife saw what happened and rushed outside, got him up safely and in the car. After 3 hours in the ER being treated for burns to his forearm, neck and head he was released and back working in the yard the next day.


He was shocked three times. You get one chance at electrocution. It ends in death.
 
2012-08-13 10:32:13 AM

Matthew Keene: He was shocked three times.


Wasn't that a hit by Tony Orlando and Dawn?
 
2012-08-13 10:36:01 AM
Binghamton... No Rounders comments yet?
 
2012-08-13 11:01:20 AM
Always love it when my hometown makes Fark due to the over abundance of Darwinism in the area.
 
2012-08-13 12:11:21 PM

phojo1946: Seriously, guys and gals, it is not the voltage that gets you...it is the amperage. I got hit by 30,000 volts in high school while helping my psychics teacher test some wire for an experiment. It did tingle a tad and I was lucky that there was very low amperage. It only takes about 1 amp to kill. This guy had no clue what he was doing and paid the price.

BTW, I love the puns. Please keep it up...I definitly get a charge out of them.


It's a good thing voltage and current are not related in some directly proportional way, otherwise that would be a silly statement...
 
2012-08-13 12:46:24 PM
me and a buddy of mine were tasked with demolishing an old house by the new property owners. full of copper and they told us take whatever we want. we were assured that the power company had shut power off to the residence. well i took some bolt cutters to the box and much to my surprise there was power. i suppose i should be thankful that the cutters were insulated and i had leather gloves on. the power was so great it burned a hole into the cutting blades the size of a quarter. that much voltage isn't meant to be toyed with.
 
2012-08-13 12:56:36 PM

xtalman: Always love it when my hometown makes Fark due to the over abundance of Darwinism in the area.


I have said it many times:

You wouldn't know it because very few headlines mention "Binghamton" specifically, but on a per capita basis, Broome County (population 194,630) easily produces more Fark threads than Florida (population 19,057,541). High school riots, floods, dead scrap metal thieves, mayors who believe they're being persecuted by being written speeding tickets, a college basketball team that beats people half to death and knocks over old ladies to shoplift condoms, legislators trying to strangle reporters, this place has everything.

/ Even a Pier 1 Imports.
 
2012-08-13 01:11:27 PM
I love these stories. We always get to deal with the shining stars of the population.
 
2012-08-13 01:55:41 PM

freewill: xtalman: Always love it when my hometown makes Fark due to the over abundance of Darwinism in the area.

I have said it many times:

You wouldn't know it because very few headlines mention "Binghamton" specifically, but on a per capita basis, Broome County (population 194,630) easily produces more Fark threads than Florida (population 19,057,541). High school riots, floods, dead scrap metal thieves, mayors who believe they're being persecuted by being written speeding tickets, a college basketball team that beats people half to death and knocks over old ladies to shoplift condoms, legislators trying to strangle reporters, this place has everything.

/ Even a Pier 1 Imports.


How true, glad I lived in Tioga County, not much of a difference actually.
 
2012-08-13 03:23:35 PM
hey i live in Binghamton. who submitted this article?
 
2012-08-14 06:17:50 PM

freewill: I have said it many times:

You wouldn't know it because very few headlines mention "Binghamton" specifically, but on a per capita basis, Broome County (population 194,630) easily produces more Fark threads than Florida (population 19,057,541). High school riots, floods, dead scrap metal thieves, mayors who believe they're being persecuted by being written speeding tickets, a college basketball team that beats people half to death and knocks over old ladies to shoplift condoms, legislators trying to strangle reporters, this place has everything.

/ Even a Pier 1 Imports.



All I have to say is Lupo's Spiedies. Mmmmm...
 
2012-08-15 09:00:01 PM
i'm only testing something. please ignore this. so sorry

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