As the dollar loses value (right now the U.S. dollar is worth less than the Canadian dollar) the money that can be made with precious metals, commodities and other hard assets will increase making thieves bolder as the rewards for their hauls start to outweigh risks. Copper is especially easy to steal because it’s everywhere and there is a good, no questions asked market for it at scrap yards and other buyers. This does more than cost taxpayers dollars as this recent theft demonstrates:
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Last Wednesday, approximately $11,000 worth of copper was stolen from a cell tower site in Travelers Rest.
According to officials with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, the tower, located at 572 N. Highway 25, unexpectedly lost power around 1 a.m. When the owner had the tower checked, it was discovered that the copper ground leads throughout the site had been cut. Copper was also stolen from an HVAC unit.
If these thieves get away with it expect more thefts – and outages – in the near future.
From OA Online which is a Texas paper:
A Simpsonville, S.C. man reported someone used the identifying information from his credit card to make purchases between 8 a.m. March 18 to 8 a.m. March 20 in the 3000 block of East Highway 80.
Word on the street is that this has to do with the back and forth of illegal aliens so watch your information when you’re shopping for a new”narco” hat.
Via WSPA. Keep your eyes on those bank accounts people.
But hey, they’re just like the Tea Party! Remember when the Tea Party started shaking down hot dog carts for free food with threats of violence? Remember when we threw blood and urine on people’s property in fits of pique over not being given free stuff? No? Oh, that’s right. The Tea Party isn’t made up of drugged out, spoiled rich kids who think their the vanguard of the new Soviet America:
From CBS Los Angeles:
SAN DIEGO (CBS) — A pair of Southland street cart vendors who were forced to shut down their businesses after “Occupy” protesters vandalized their carts are hoping to get some help from local residents.
The coffee and hot dog carts were located in Civic Center Plaza, the same location as the Occupy San Diego protesters.
That group first settled in to the plaza Oct. 7 and set up a tent city which has since twice been taken down by police.
Coffee cart owner Linda Jenson and hot dog cart operators Letty and Pete Soto said they initially provided free food and drink to demonstrators, but when they stopped, the protesters became violent.
And according to one city councilman, bodily fluids were used in the attacks.
“Both carts have had items stolen, have had their covers vandalized with markings and graffiti, as well as one of the carts had urine and blood splattered on it,” said Councilman Carl DeMaio.
The damages will likely require at least a complete cleaning if not a replacement of the cart covers, DeMaio said.
In addition to the attacks, the vendors also said they recently received death threats.
So unless people provide them with free stuff they will murder people? Sounds like they truly are the 99% … of felons. Here’s video of Letty Soto (among others) begging the authorities to save her from these thugs. She needed police protection to appear in public:
Notice that the Occupiers are all White kids and the people they’re terrorizing are mainly minorities. Again the true colors of the radical left are Klan white.
Hmmmm. Copper was being stolen at an alarming rate. A new law is introduced requiring permits to transport metals. Now permit applicants are showing up at an alarming rate. Where’s Sherlock Holmes when you need him? Because this is a tough one: