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(UPI)   Man arrested for stealing 166 manhole covers. Hopefully he gets to keep one with him in jail   (upi.com ) divider line
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3570 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jan 2013 at 3:46 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-26 04:15:52 PM  
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Since this article has nothing to do with scrap dealers paying money for obviously stolen stuff, I'll just hijack it anyways. Can anyone give any justification at all, for why when stuff like this is stolen and scrapped, the scrap dealer isn't also prosecuted? "Oh, 500 pounds of scrap copper pipes and wiring, sure, I'm sure that's legit", from some crack-head who obviously isn't both a plumber AND electrician, that sort of thing?

Double penalties to the scrap dealers who pay these idiots for bronze plaques and statues. Why are they not in jail?
2013-01-26 03:52:23 PM  
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I remember reading once, a long long time ago, back in the 80s probably, about a manhole cover theft problem because many of them were collectable if they were old and had interesting designs. I tried looking for examples but all Google gives me are modern examples, most of them from Asia. They're still pretty cool:

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www.sewerhistory.org

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