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   If stealing copper wiring from a church is wrong, may God strike me....BOOM

14 Dec 2012 12:27 PM   |   7807 clicks   |   ABC
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Lucky LaRue    [TotalFark]  
"The man just blew up into a fire ball," Kirtley said. "I surely don't know if he was electrocuted or even alive."

Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.

14 Dec 2012 09:45 AM
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nekom    [TotalFark]  
"Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.

14 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
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ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
Our security alarms went off at 2 a.m. on Wednesday and that's when our church member Homer Pate notified the Harris County Sheriff's department of the robbery

Technically a burglary rather than a robbery.

14 Dec 2012 10:16 AM
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BigSnatch    [TotalFark]  
Cu later.

14 Dec 2012 10:27 AM
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Snarfangel     
As God is my witness, I thought copper couldn't fry.

14 Dec 2012 11:12 AM
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St_Francis_P     
He's probably moved on to stealing tires from moving vehicles.

14 Dec 2012 11:23 AM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Well, he won't do THAT again

14 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
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BKITU    [TotalFark]  
Just goes to show that even if you evade the police...

*SUNGLASSES*

... the copper still gets you!

14 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
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luthia     
CUT! CUT!

This is silly.. and a bit suspect I think.

14 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
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Superjew     
Welcome to Dick Cheney's America.

14 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
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LarryDan43     
His family will now sue the church.

14 Dec 2012 12:30 PM
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Pick     
Cause of death, copper poisoning.

14 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
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RobotSpider     
"He watches over the good and the bad... whether this was god smackin' 'im... I mean, who knows?"

I do. I know. It's not the god that'll kill you.

It's the amps.

14 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
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DrGunsforHands     

BigSnatch: Cu later.


Alligator?

14 Dec 2012 12:33 PM
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HoityToity     
Oh man! Wow..... didjew see that?

I love that first cat's response.

14 Dec 2012 12:33 PM
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Beerguy    [TotalFark]  
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14 Dec 2012 12:34 PM
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studs up     

nekom: "Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.


sudden stop?

14 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
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TheGreatGazoo     
Why can't they do this at the Westboro Baptist Church?

14 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
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DrGunsforHands     

HoityToity: Oh man! Wow..... didjew see that?

I love that first cat's response.

Well, Jesus was Jewish, so...yes, yes he did.

14 Dec 2012 12:36 PM
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Petey4335     
Well, that goes to show flannel shirt and jeans are the wrong PPE.

14 Dec 2012 12:36 PM
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busy chillin'     
And you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my amperage upon thee!

14 Dec 2012 12:36 PM
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macdaddy357     
Anyone who tries to steal live wires needs to be dead, and removed from the human gene pool.

14 Dec 2012 12:37 PM
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Kenny B    [TotalFark]  
He should be easy to indentify. No eyebrows.

14 Dec 2012 12:39 PM
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Zugswang     
See, if this kind of stuff happened more often (and by "this stuff" I mean being stochastically hoist with their own petard), like say to Lloyd Blankfein or Larry Summers, I might actually start believing in the supernatural again.

14 Dec 2012 12:40 PM
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hdhale     
Hebrews 10:30

I have to admit when I saw Texas I was like, "that's a rare crime" but then I saw Houston and said, "ok yeah now it makes more sense".

14 Dec 2012 12:41 PM
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uncleacid     
Enjoy your fried retinas.

14 Dec 2012 12:41 PM
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stuffy     
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Darwin anyone?

14 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
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DrGunsforHands     

TheGreatGazoo: Why can't they do this at the Westboro Baptist Church?


Well, this was Westway Baptist Church, so they're definitely getting closer!

14 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
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Richard Freckle    [TotalFark]  
Can we talk about gun control now?

14 Dec 2012 12:45 PM
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ArkPanda     

highendmighty: nekom: "Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.

[image.retrojunk.com image 320x240]
It's not the voltage that gets you. It's the amps.


Isn't it some of both? If there were 100 amps and 0.000001 volts, it seems like it wouldn't be able to penetrate your skin.

14 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
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hdhale     

Richard Freckle: Can we talk about gun control now?


No.

14 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
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Diogenes Teufelsdrockh     

nekom: "Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.


To double down on the stupidity of all these thieves mentioned: all the lines up on the poles are aluminum.

Copper is heavy and expensive, and so isn't used outside of buildings/homes except for in transformers.

14 Dec 2012 12:51 PM
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SageC     
"I'd keep stealing... I don't think the heavy stuff is gonna come down for quite a while."
t1.gstatic.com

14 Dec 2012 12:59 PM
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TXEric     
See, you NEVER want to be the low-Z component in an energized circuit.

14 Dec 2012 01:02 PM
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dikfishman     
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"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish
and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the
darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee
with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

14 Dec 2012 01:04 PM
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Seasons I'v Withered     
That's going to be a costly repair.
Now they're going to have to stretch all new line from the box all the way to the top of the pole.
That shait can't be spliced .
$5000 deductible --
The insurance company's laughing cause the about how much that's going to cost.

frigging thieves

14 Dec 2012 01:06 PM
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The Irresponsible Captain     
I may not always agree with a church, but stealing from a church is pretty low. I think they got off easy, and it hopefully struck some "fear of god" into them.

14 Dec 2012 01:13 PM
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nytmare     
Westway Baptist Church

Psych!

14 Dec 2012 01:22 PM
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shazbotuh     

BigSnatch: Cu later.


www.myfacewhen.net

www.molymines.com

14 Dec 2012 01:36 PM
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varmitydog     
I take my aluminum cans in to the scrap metal place once a year, and I was surprised this year by all the security changes added since last year here in Florida. They already had my driver's license on file, but needed to make another copy since I hadn't been there in 2012. This year they required my vehicle plate numbers, I couldn't just tell them what the numbers were they had to go out and look for themselves. And I had to leave a thumbprint on a scanning machine. Used to be you could get in and out in about five minutes if there was nobody ahead of you; now it takes about twenty minutes.

14 Dec 2012 01:39 PM
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cgraves67     
We had problems with scrap thieves the past few winters where I work. Then a guy was found dead under a car in the next county over with the catalytic converter cut half off and a malfunctioning bottle jack. We haven't had scrap thieves this winter so far.

/csb

14 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
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DaCaptain19     

TheGreatGazoo: Why can't they do this at the Westboro Baptist Church?


Well, first it was the thieves that got hurt, not the church-goers. Plus, I think Westboro needs more of a "Timothy McVeigh" approach...remote control a full-sized truck right through the front door - flatten the entire church and everyone inside.

It's a win-win because earth will be rid of these assf*cks and they all get to go to heaven!

14 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
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FTDA     

Brian Ryanberger: Laugh now in you liberal ivory towers but when Obama gets his way and makes America marxist we will all be left with nothing but stealing but he is probably going to legalize that too because it would be better for everyone to steal than to simply admit that marxism is wrong.


Don't steal, the government hates competition.

14 Dec 2012 02:47 PM
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FTDA     

nekom: "Our [insurance] deductible is $5,000. This robbery is going cost the church a lot."

And the theives would have made off with... what, 20 bucks worth of copper?

CSB: My dad knew a guy who tried to steal copper wire from electrical towers. Not sure if it was the thousands of volts or the 70 foot fall that did him in.


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14 Dec 2012 03:08 PM
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lousyskater    [TotalFark]  
Love it when thieves try to steal electrical components from live equipment. Instant karma.

14 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
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YixilTesiphon     

DaCaptain19: TheGreatGazoo: Why can't they do this at the Westboro Baptist Church?

Well, first it was the thieves that got hurt, not the church-goers. Plus, I think Westboro needs more of a "Timothy McVeigh" approach...remote control a full-sized truck right through the front door - flatten the entire church and everyone inside.

It's a win-win because earth will be rid of these assf*cks and they all get to go to heaven!


Mass murder of assholes is still murder...

14 Dec 2012 03:34 PM
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almostsane     
This thread is so full of win :-) Thank you all for providing some badly needed levity today!

14 Dec 2012 03:40 PM
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traylor     

shazbotuh: BigSnatch: Cu later.

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[www.molymines.com image 400x330]


You must be new here. But I like you.

14 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
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sandbar67     
2.bp.blogspot.com

He blowed up read good!

14 Dec 2012 04:57 PM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  
In no way is this ironic.

And in no way did the culprits get what was coming to them.

14 Dec 2012 05:04 PM
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