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You find hilarious things in the Forum E-Bulletin sometimes. Two thieves set out to steal copper from a substation transformer. For those of you not resident in the UK, you ...
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    Be careful where you p***!


    You find hilarious things in the Forum E-Bulletin sometimes. Two thieves set out to steal copper from a substation transformer. For those of you not resident in the UK, you need to know that there has been an epidemic of such thefts recently.

    They drained out the oil from the transformer, then one of them took a pee against it. A spark fell into the oil puddle and.......

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    Copper is high on the list for thieves around here, as well. I'm sure that law enforcement benefits highly from so many thieves being overly inept. In this case, he's probably lucky that it didn't kill him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    From the article:

    However, Boyce got four years for his part (and two other robberies)
    I guess since his partner's part was badly burn ....

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    Just out curiosity and possibly a stupid question, but why is it in such high demand atm for theives in the UK?

    On a different note that article was hilarious, you have to be a fool to pee on a transformer (no pun intended) :P

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