Crime Tip: When stealing copper wire, turn the power off first
A man police believe was attempting to steal copper from a live West Virginia utility substation suffered third degree burns Thursday.
The RegisterHerald.com reported that the man was found behind the gate of an Appalachian Power Co. substation in Raleigh County.
Emergency crews say he was suffering from third-degree burns and also had a hole in his leg where they believe the electrical current exited his body.
- 4 killed trying to steal power lines, AEP says (dispatch.com)
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