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    Thou shalt not steal

    READING, Pa. -- Officials in Reading say a man was electrocuted Tuesday, apparently while trying to steal what he probably thought was copper wire from atop a 50-foot utility pole.

    Fire Chief William Rehr said employees found the victim, Samuel Ortiz-Valle, 33, about 15 feet from the base of the Met-Ed pole at Cambridge Lee Industries Incorporated.

    Police Capt. Francis Drexler said a pair of wire cutters was found next to the body, leading investigators to believe that Ortiz-Valle intended to cut down the wires to resell as scrap metal.

    Rehr said Ortiz-Valle apparently climbed the pole, and while grabbing a metal platform, touched one of three high-voltage wires with his head.

    The Berks County coroner's office ruled the death an accident.

    http://www.wgal.com/news/9404422/detail.html
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    Those type of deaths have been becoming more and more common recently. I'm thinking they did away with playground equipment that could kill you, so this is the new way of thinning the herd.
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    Guys around here like to hook up power poles to their trucks and pull the whole thing down to get the wire. Who was watching the gene pool?
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    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
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    In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.

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    A shocking example of how the city is not doing enough to protect its citizens against themselves.



    Quick get a lawyer and sue their socks off.

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    When I see cases like this, it makes me think of how much money the states have saved in prosecution, feeding, housing and handling medical issues of inmates. Would be easier if more did this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly
    A shocking example of how the city is not doing enough to protect its citizens against themselves.



    Quick get a lawyer and sue their socks off.


    Are you sure you're from VA,not PA ?

    I'd be willing to bet the family already has a lawyer
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    I wish all of our crankers would attempt this. cut down on paperwork and prosecution.


    fuck heads.

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    at least he could have fallen all the way down...who had to climb 15 feet up for that??? geez, lol
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    Darwin award recipient?
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    Think of it this way he won't be reproducing. Yep, he's out of the gene pool which is a good thing.

 

 

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