Friday, January 07, 2011

I wonder if this guy will be nominated for a Darwin Award:
North Carolina police say the rising price of copper led a man to his death when he tried to steal electric transmission lines.

WSOC-TV reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Thomas Freeman and two other men hatched a plan to steal the copper wire in the power lines. Police say Freeman tried to snip the live wires with a bolt cutter, but suffered a high-voltage shock and fell from his ladder to the ground 30 feet below.

He died later at a hospital.


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