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    Default Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    I wonder if these guys ever had a chance to realize they just screwed up big time.
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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    From the looks of it they got hit so hard and fast they never knew what hit them.

    When I was dispatching I had to write up field accident reports and people stealing copper often were the subject of these reports.

    The worst one was a man who broke into a substation to steal copper. He climbed a steel girder structure and tried to steal the conductor from a 69,000 volt line. It blew one of his legs off at the hip. What happens is the fluids in the joints flash to steam and the body sometimes just explodes at the joints.

    These people who steal copper, they do not do it becasue they are smart.

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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    Ok, bad pun time!

    That must have come as quite a SHOCK!

    What an ELECTRIFYING experience!

    They must have wondered WATT went wrong!

    That simply isn't the way to CONDUCT that operation!

    All in all, they proved to be well-GROUNDED individuals after all!

    They must have thought they had AMPle time to get away with it! (ok, yeah so that's reaching a bit...)

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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    RD that was great.

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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by RD_Wrangler View Post
    Ok, bad pun time!

    That must have come as quite a SHOCK!

    What an ELECTRIFYING experience!

    They must have wondered WATT went wrong!

    That simply isn't the way to CONDUCT that operation!

    All in all, they proved to be well-GROUNDED individuals after all!

    They must have thought they had AMPle time to get away with it! (ok, yeah so that's reaching a bit...)

    "Dude! You smell Barbecue?!!?!"
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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    Steve them are some very disturbing pictures. Where did you find them? Is there a story that goes along with it?

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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    I got them in my e-mail from a person who forwards me a bunch of jokes everyday. The only text in the e-mail was: "Is the $3.37 per pound worth your life?"

    I did a search in google news but didn't find anything. I don't know how old these are either. I'm sure someone here knows something about it.
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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    just maybe i'd be willing to get some .................as long as both ends are not connected to anything at alll.......that's messed up!!!
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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    hmmm, I found out through a neighbor who works for a local electrical company that they have a deal with the local newspaper not to report on Metal theives that hit electrical substations or any situation that might be inspiration to other tweaked out retards.

    On that note, we had a big power outage in portland today that took out blocks in downtown portland......... they blamed it on .... squirels....hmmm.

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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    Maybe They'll get a discount on cremation services. Or maybe open casket? Bet they thought they were gonna make a killing recycling. Right on the money there, just not the way they thought..

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    Default Re: Don't Steal Copper Cables from Alabama Power and Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCableVine View Post
    I did a search in google news but didn't find anything. I don't know how old these are either. I'm sure someone here knows something about it.
    I was originally sent the link to a German site that had these pix... these could be from overseas.

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