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(SeattlePI)   If your power went out last night near Seattle, this guy might be shockingly responsible. Also crispy   (seattlepi.com ) divider line
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5250 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jun 2014 at 4:13 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-18 02:49:04 PM  
Why don't we just make the scrap dealers take info like pawn shops do so it's harder to sell without being caught?
 
2014-06-18 03:07:10 PM  
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2014-06-18 04:13:50 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Why don't we just make the scrap dealers take info like pawn shops do so it's harder to sell without being caught?


They're supposed to only write checks to business names. Whether they do or not, I'm sure it depends on the yard.

I've wondered it the answer to that is to just get your business license.
 
2014-06-18 04:17:40 PM  

Calmamity: SecretAgentWoman: Why don't we just make the scrap dealers take info like pawn shops do so it's harder to sell without being caught?

They're supposed to only write checks to business names. Whether they do or not, I'm sure it depends on the yard.

I've wondered it the answer to that is to just get your business license.


or sell it to a buddy who has a business license turn it in for you with the rest of his scrap
 
2014-06-18 04:22:47 PM  
"I think people underestimate the type of equipment in a substation that should not be messed with," Lane said. "They have no idea what the copper is attached to or how powerful in terms of electricity force."


WOW. So point. Very intrigue. How many over-sized cats of electricity force do?
 
2014-06-18 04:23:10 PM  
The man is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

He must have paid his ObamaCare premiums, otherwise, they'd have left him in the street to die, right?
 
2014-06-18 04:25:57 PM  

Lokkii: The man is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

He must have paid his ObamaCare premiums, otherwise, they'd have left him in the street to die, right?


The hospital has to keep him alive so the police can charge him.
 
2014-06-18 04:27:32 PM  
I always get a warm fuzzy feeling when copper thieves get zapped.
 
2014-06-18 04:28:42 PM  
Do we not teach people anymore that electricity is dangerous?

Here's a link to information most people with a third-grade education should be able to understand:

http://www.ogepet.com/videos/kids-safety-video.aspx
 
2014-06-18 04:29:59 PM  
miss diminutive:

Damn!!!!!! I was going to go all Sean Connery.

/ maybe he'll learn not to do it again
 
2014-06-18 04:32:25 PM  
I don't understand this. There are warning signs all over the place. There are big fences. When you get in there you can not only hear the buzzing but you can also feel the charge in the air.
 
2014-06-18 04:37:52 PM  
Way to go sparky
 
2014-06-18 04:38:41 PM  
"Instant Karma's gonna get you, Gonna knock shock you right in the head, You better get yourself together, Pretty soon you're gonna be dead..."
 
2014-06-18 04:45:55 PM  
he just missed qualifying for a Darwin award.
 
2014-06-18 04:54:05 PM  
FTA:  "...how powerful in terms of electricity force."

Might not be an engineer.
 
2014-06-18 04:59:37 PM  
"They have no idea what the copper is attached to or how powerful in terms of electricity force."

Ugh.
 
2014-06-18 05:08:47 PM  
Too stupid to be allowed to continue living. Let him go.
 
2014-06-18 05:54:46 PM  
He must have cut more than one phase at a time, or managed to touch something metallic with his tool as he was cutting. If the electricity went through his tool, then through the body to ground, there wouldn't be so much of an explosion as a relatively quick but extremely painful and terrifying death as he cooked.
 
2014-06-18 06:15:25 PM  
Every time a copper thieves gets zapped, GOD resurrects a kitten.
 
2014-06-18 06:19:45 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Do we not teach people anymore that electricity is dangerous?

Here's a link to information most people with a third-grade education should be able to understand:

http://www.ogepet.com/videos/kids-safety-video.aspx


Here's what some kids are getting:

scienceblogs.com
 
2014-06-18 06:32:37 PM  

Dedmon: He must have cut more than one phase at a time, or managed to touch something metallic with his tool as he was cutting. If the electricity went through his tool, then through the body to ground, there wouldn't be so much of an explosion as a relatively quick but extremely painful and terrifying death as he cooked.


At higher voltages you don't need to touch anything, it'll arc.  There's a reason we design some of the busses 40' off the ground.  Luckily I'm on the engineering side, not operations, and don't have to find the bodies.
Please people, stop doing doing this.
 
2014-06-18 06:44:01 PM  
Someone needs to call Jeff Aiken

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2014-06-18 06:52:52 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Why don't we just make the scrap dealers take info like pawn shops do so it's harder to sell without being caught?


They do. I'm pretty sure it's state/federal law. I took a few hundred dollars of copper, my grandmother had in her basement, to the scrap dealer. He asked for an ID and gave me a funny look when I gave him an our of state license. I had a feeling if I wasn't Mr. Very Clean Cut Whitey I may not have sold it to him.
 
2014-06-18 07:17:23 PM  
I wonder who is going to have to pick up the tab for this winners medical expenses ?
 
2014-06-18 07:37:55 PM  
You have to be 100 kinds of stupid to try stealing live copper wire.

Also, why do they still use copper? All the lines around here have been aluminum for years.
 
2014-06-18 07:55:13 PM  
fubegra.net
 
2014-06-18 08:27:12 PM  

toraque: Lokkii: The man is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

He must have paid his ObamaCare premiums, otherwise, they'd have left him in the street to die, right?

The hospital has to keep him alive so the police can charge him.


He already did that himself
 
2014-06-18 09:11:06 PM  
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2014-06-19 12:11:08 AM  
toraque:
Lokkii: The man is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

He must have paid his ObamaCare premiums, otherwise, they'd have left him in the street to die, right?

The hospital has to keep him alive so the police can charge him.


It sounds like he got a full charge at the crime scene already.
 
2014-06-19 02:35:04 AM  

quantum_jellyroll: toraque:
Lokkii: The man is in critical condition in the intensive care unit, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

He must have paid his ObamaCare premiums, otherwise, they'd have left him in the street to die, right?

The hospital has to keep him alive so the police can charge him.

It sounds like he got a full charge at the crime scene already.


img.fark.net

You earned it.
 
2014-06-19 05:16:38 PM  

Baalkiller: Dedmon: He must have cut more than one phase at a time, or managed to touch something metallic with his tool as he was cutting. If the electricity went through his tool, then through the body to ground, there wouldn't be so much of an explosion as a relatively quick but extremely painful and terrifying death as he cooked.

At higher voltages you don't need to touch anything, it'll arc.  There's a reason we design some of the busses 40' off the ground.  Luckily I'm on the engineering side, not operations, and don't have to find the bodies.
Please people, stop doing doing this.


 Well I suppose so. I just assumed (maybe incorrectly) that he was just using bolt or ratchet cutters to get some heavy gauge wire. If he was trying to steal a buss bar or the like, then I'm surprised he's anything but atomized.
 
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