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(WCAX Vermont)   Old, methy: Stealing copper lines. New, neighborly: Running a copper wire to steal your neighbor's electricity   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, extension cords, Electricity, cops  
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4200 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Oct 2013 at 9:12 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-07 09:56:38 AM  
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"a 73-year-old woman called police to report that electricity was being stolen from her home."

Police were probably surprised when they got there to find out it really was.
2013-10-07 09:33:33 AM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile, over in India...

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2013-10-07 09:27:48 AM  
1 vote:
Free electricity = BEST electricity.
2013-10-07 09:23:14 AM  
1 vote:
wire their extension cord into a 220v outlet.
"shame about your appliances burning up and setting your house on fire"
2013-10-07 09:22:44 AM  
1 vote:
First job that a member of my family had was working for the local electric company and going out at night to find people that had hooked up iillegally. They would wait until after dark then hook on to the lines.  This was in 1929. So not new.
2013-10-07 09:17:30 AM  
1 vote:
csb time
I remember one teacher's story from college, had a neighbour who was an electrician, guy set up some electromagnetic induction based rig that would make electricity through the mag field current

/said the hydro company got questioning why his bill dropped, apparently like a rock, and kinda didn't take too kindly to him piggybacking off the lines
//hmmmm, ideas
2013-10-07 09:14:55 AM  
1 vote:
Seriously. this has been around as long as stealing cable.
Live in an apartment? Try shutting off your circuit breaker and see if the other guys AC shuts off.
He may very well have it wired into your panel.
2013-10-07 09:10:19 AM  
1 vote:
Not new.

Just Google: "My neighbor is stealing my electricity." and you'll get enough stupid stories to last all morning.
2013-10-07 09:02:12 AM  
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