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(UPI)   Man arrested for stealing 166 manhole covers. Hopefully he gets to keep one with him in jail   ( divider line
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2013-01-26 05:16:44 PM  
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Sorry for hotlinking this, can't find my original.
2013-01-26 05:00:11 PM  
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"Failing to do so was my greatest regret."
2013-01-26 04:29:45 PM  
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djh0101010: 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?

Most States have already done something like this or are working on it.

CA has a waiting period to collect your money... and IIRC... they are working on making cash payments illegal.

It's amazing how... "Thanks for the copper Mr. Tweaker. Just give me your ID and you can come pick up your check in 3 days"... can be a deterrent.

/Work in commercial construction.
//In 2008 I called 911 one morning when we found a half burnt/melted body on the roof of an electrical room.
///That which has been seen cannot be unseen.
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