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(ABC)   If stealing copper wiring from a church is wrong, may God strike me....BOOM   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 58
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2012-12-14 09:45:42 AM
"The man just blew up into a fire ball," Kirtley said. "I surely don't know if he was electrocuted or even alive."

Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.
 
2012-12-14 10:13:03 AM
"Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-14 10:16:05 AM
Our security alarms went off at 2 a.m. on Wednesday and that's when our church member Homer Pate notified the Harris County Sheriff's department of the robbery

Technically a burglary rather than a robbery.
 
2012-12-14 10:27:25 AM
Cu later.
 
2012-12-14 11:12:17 AM
As God is my witness, I thought copper couldn't fry.
 
2012-12-14 11:23:26 AM
He's probably moved on to stealing tires from moving vehicles.
 
2012-12-14 11:35:28 AM
Well, he won't do THAT again
 
2012-12-14 11:58:18 AM
Just goes to show that even if you evade the police...

*SUNGLASSES*

... the copper still gets you!
 
2012-12-14 12:29:54 PM
CUT! CUT!

This is silly.. and a bit suspect I think.
 
2012-12-14 12:30:13 PM
Welcome to Dick Cheney's America.
 
2012-12-14 12:30:33 PM
His family will now sue the church.
 
2012-12-14 12:32:07 PM
Cause of death, copper poisoning.
 
2012-12-14 12:32:34 PM
"He watches over the good and the bad... whether this was god smackin' 'im... I mean, who knows?"

I do. I know. It's not the god that'll kill you.

It's the amps.
 
2012-12-14 12:33:52 PM

BigSnatch: Cu later.


Alligator?
 
2012-12-14 12:33:56 PM
Oh man! Wow..... didjew see that?

I love that first cat's response.
 
2012-12-14 12:34:17 PM
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2012-12-14 12:35:02 PM

nekom: "Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.


sudden stop?
 
2012-12-14 12:35:33 PM
Why can't they do this at the Westboro Baptist Church?
 
2012-12-14 12:36:04 PM

HoityToity: Oh man! Wow..... didjew see that?

I love that first cat's response.

Well, Jesus was Jewish, so...yes, yes he did.
 
2012-12-14 12:36:15 PM
Well, that goes to show flannel shirt and jeans are the wrong PPE.
 
2012-12-14 12:36:46 PM
And you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my amperage upon thee!
 
2012-12-14 12:37:30 PM
Anyone who tries to steal live wires needs to be dead, and removed from the human gene pool.
 
2012-12-14 12:39:49 PM
He should be easy to indentify. No eyebrows.
 
2012-12-14 12:40:18 PM
See, if this kind of stuff happened more often (and by "this stuff" I mean being stochastically hoist with their own petard), like say to Lloyd Blankfein or Larry Summers, I might actually start believing in the supernatural again.
 
2012-12-14 12:41:25 PM
Hebrews 10:30

I have to admit when I saw Texas I was like, "that's a rare crime" but then I saw Houston and said, "ok yeah now it makes more sense".
 
2012-12-14 12:41:30 PM
Enjoy your fried retinas.
 
2012-12-14 12:43:24 PM
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Darwin anyone?
 
2012-12-14 12:43:39 PM

TheGreatGazoo: Why can't they do this at the Westboro Baptist Church?


Well, this was Westway Baptist Church, so they're definitely getting closer!
 
2012-12-14 12:45:08 PM
Can we talk about gun control now?
 
2012-12-14 12:47:21 PM

highendmighty: nekom: "Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.

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It's not the voltage that gets you. It's the amps.


Isn't it some of both? If there were 100 amps and 0.000001 volts, it seems like it wouldn't be able to penetrate your skin.
 
2012-12-14 12:47:38 PM

Richard Freckle: Can we talk about gun control now?


No.
 
2012-12-14 12:51:40 PM

nekom: "Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.


To double down on the stupidity of all these thieves mentioned: all the lines up on the poles are aluminum.

Copper is heavy and expensive, and so isn't used outside of buildings/homes except for in transformers.
 
2012-12-14 12:59:40 PM
"I'd keep stealing... I don't think the heavy stuff is gonna come down for quite a while."
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2012-12-14 01:02:57 PM
See, you NEVER want to be the low-Z component in an energized circuit.
 
2012-12-14 01:04:43 PM
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"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish
and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the
darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee
with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."
 
2012-12-14 01:06:27 PM
That's going to be a costly repair.
Now they're going to have to stretch all new line from the box all the way to the top of the pole.
That shait can't be spliced .
$5000 deductible --
The insurance company's laughing cause the about how much that's going to cost.

frigging thieves
 
2012-12-14 01:13:14 PM
I may not always agree with a church, but stealing from a church is pretty low. I think they got off easy, and it hopefully struck some "fear of god" into them.
 
2012-12-14 01:22:19 PM
Westway Baptist Church

Psych!
 
2012-12-14 01:36:49 PM

BigSnatch: Cu later.


www.myfacewhen.net

www.molymines.com
 
2012-12-14 01:39:37 PM
I take my aluminum cans in to the scrap metal place once a year, and I was surprised this year by all the security changes added since last year here in Florida. They already had my driver's license on file, but needed to make another copy since I hadn't been there in 2012. This year they required my vehicle plate numbers, I couldn't just tell them what the numbers were they had to go out and look for themselves. And I had to leave a thumbprint on a scanning machine. Used to be you could get in and out in about five minutes if there was nobody ahead of you; now it takes about twenty minutes.
 
2012-12-14 02:18:08 PM
We had problems with scrap thieves the past few winters where I work. Then a guy was found dead under a car in the next county over with the catalytic converter cut half off and a malfunctioning bottle jack. We haven't had scrap thieves this winter so far.

/csb
 
2012-12-14 02:34:00 PM

TheGreatGazoo: Why can't they do this at the Westboro Baptist Church?


Well, first it was the thieves that got hurt, not the church-goers. Plus, I think Westboro needs more of a "Timothy McVeigh" approach...remote control a full-sized truck right through the front door - flatten the entire church and everyone inside.

It's a win-win because earth will be rid of these assf*cks and they all get to go to heaven!
 
2012-12-14 02:47:29 PM

Brian Ryanberger: Laugh now in you liberal ivory towers but when Obama gets his way and makes America marxist we will all be left with nothing but stealing but he is probably going to legalize that too because it would be better for everyone to steal than to simply admit that marxism is wrong.


Don't steal, the government hates competition.
 
2012-12-14 03:08:24 PM

nekom: "Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.


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2012-12-14 03:09:14 PM
Love it when thieves try to steal electrical components from live equipment. Instant karma.
 
2012-12-14 03:34:29 PM

DaCaptain19: TheGreatGazoo: Why can't they do this at the Westboro Baptist Church?

Well, first it was the thieves that got hurt, not the church-goers. Plus, I think Westboro needs more of a "Timothy McVeigh" approach...remote control a full-sized truck right through the front door - flatten the entire church and everyone inside.

It's a win-win because earth will be rid of these assf*cks and they all get to go to heaven!


Mass murder of assholes is still murder...
 
2012-12-14 03:40:55 PM
This thread is so full of win :-) Thank you all for providing some badly needed levity today!
 
2012-12-14 04:13:07 PM

shazbotuh: BigSnatch: Cu later.

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You must be new here. But I like you.
 
2012-12-14 04:57:46 PM
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He blowed up read good!
 
2012-12-14 05:04:19 PM
In no way is this ironic.

And in no way did the culprits get what was coming to them.
 
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