Nice job DN, you just told wannabe copper thieves how profitable this venture is
and how to get the job done. How many of these bandits are actually caught, and
how are they prosecuted? Are these crooks ever required to pay back this debt
to society? And, locking them up just costs taxpayers even more money.
Obviously, our judicial system was designed by lawyers who were thinking more
about lining their own pockets than serving justice to society. Serving time
doesn't rehab anyone. Working off the crime does.
A sad reflection of the state of our economy... when thieves can make real money
by stealing electrical wire.
Theft prevention in this case should be a very simple engineering matter: Every
dozen meters or so, wrap the underground wire around an insulated cross-section
of buried/anchored rebar. This would break the wire or rip the bumper off the