Hillbilly Electrocuted After Shooting Down Power Line

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    [h=1]W. Va. Man Electrocuted After Shooting Down Power Line To Steal Copper[/h] [h=6]May 9, 2013 12:35 PM[/h]


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    THURMOND, W.Va. (AP) – Police in Fayette County say a man was electrocuted when he picked up a live power line that he had shot down in order to steal copper from it.

    Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says the man’s body was found Wednesday in Thurmond.
    Kessler says the man and an accomplice planned to strip the line of its copper wiring to later sell as scrap metal.
    Kessler says the man was killed instantly when he picked up the power line. His name wasn’t released pending notification of relatives.
    Media outlets report the accomplice was charged with an attempt to commit a felony, conspiracy to commit a felony and disruption of a public utility.
     
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    So that's what happened to Hillbilly Jack.
     
  3. LaserT

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    :hehe: I forgot about the guy.
     
  4. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...guess theyll just have to shoot the wire down at both end between poles from now on. :grad:
     
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    Guns don't kill people. Live wires kill people!!!
     
  8. Tinman

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    Now it's time to ban electricity.

    :bigcry:
     
  9. Goods

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    Google "electrocuted stealing copper" for some funny gruesome pictures.
     
  10. washam

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    I doubt that they were going to simply sell the copper as scrap, especially in a state as rich in intellectuals as West Virginia. They were likely planning to create a metal alloy from the copper such as brass or sterling silver with the ultimate goal of forging household decor, jewelry, or silverware to sell on the open market...
     
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    Because all hillbillies are metallurgists.
     
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    ...west virginia? probably needed copper for a still.
     
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    In unrelated news, the Fayette County chapter of the Tea Party is looking for a new Grand Kleagle....
     
  15. itpdude

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    Probably did about $4k in damage and lost his life for maybe $150 in copper.

    I had a rental unit hit by copper thieves. They tore up the AC unit, took the condenser out, cut out all the copper, etc. Had to replace the unit, of course, which was something like $3-4k (forget; insurance took care of it). I asked the insurance guy how much the scrap would be worth and he figured the thieves would be lucky to get $100 out of it.

    In a way I wish they'd killed themselves yanking the thing out.
     
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    Yeah, but his family will sue and make $40k.

    :facepalm:
     
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    Guarantee the family won't sue. The power company could sue the dead guy's estate, and the accomplice, for the replacement but I'm betting the two fools are suit-proof.
     
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    I hope so, but it just seems that we reward stupidity way to much in this country.
     
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    "Yisterdy I couldn't spell 'metallurgists', an' today I are one!" :uscratch:
     
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