Thats just plain sad, ever see those panhandlers and say to yourself "good god go out and do something" Maybe they are?
The city of Ottawa lost over fifty manhole covers, (facility access hatch cover-more politically correct?) A few days later someone was caught at a scrap dealer with thirty cast iron discs with the City of Ottawa logo cast into them-could these be the missing covers? Hmm, a problem for Inspector Clouseau ? Duffy
I have a little side area by my shop, just wide enough to park a trailer and store some other junk, used to have a old chevy pickup bed from my 1 ton out there some fenders off of a 1930 something ford car, and I was storing a cab over for an older truck that was going to go on a friends truck that he is building to haul his travel trailer. Bout three motnhs back the metal thieves got it all, we did end up getting the trailer back, they found it abandoned in south phoenix, the thieves had givin it a krylon paintjob and removed the fenders(to sell for scrap I guess) and it was loaded sky high with pallets which the tow yard made me take with the trailer. The area was locked and fenced off, but this area of Tempe is virtually a ghost town at night. One of the bays a few doors down the thieves actually just backed right thru their rear rollup door, ever since then I park the flatbed right behind one door and the forklift at the other
My son was in Vladivostok on a naval exercise in 1996 or so. This was during very hard times after the collapse of the Soviet government. He said that items such as the sidewalk grates over the subway tunnels had mostly all been stolen and nobody had replaced them. They had no warnings or barricades either so if you were stumbling along at night somewhat inebriated you might suddenly find yourself weightless for a short while.
Access, Sub Surface, Cover. ASShole cover.The city of Ottawa lost over fifty manhole covers, (facility access hatch cover-more politically correct?)
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Crazy stuff ...
One of my students was telling me that they are cutting catalytic converters off with a cordless sawzall. My Neise lives in Carefree and said someone was stealing the evaporator coils out of the home air condition units in their subdivision. They lost 28 in one night. Also, some of the local contractors here are painting the copper tubing black hoping to disguise it as carbon steel pipe. We installed cameras at our school as someone stole thousands of feet of stainless steel tube and copper tube. Sure would like to catch them myself and introduce them to my Desert Eagle.
Yup Cat converters,they have wiped a couple of used car dealers here,one guy lost 23 in one night,law does nothing about it.
They will steal them out of the driveway also as my neighbor down the road found out.The only reason they didn't get mine is because mine are already gone
They have passed a law here,scarpyard must hold material in a container for three days after getting picture ID and signature.Scrapyard pays with a check later.
It makes for more cost for the scrapyard and leaves a paper trail to the IRS for anyone making more than $600/year on scrap(Form 1099 misc income).Does little to stop theft,except that mandated by government (IRS).
Once agian what they needed to do was make examples of thieves,but instead they decided to punish the honest.
I have friends who own a yard,they have between 100-150 customers a day,everything from $3 al can sales to 10,000lb scrap iron sales,where will they get the containers????
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I just need one more tool,just one!
From the Sacramento, California Bee Newspaper this week. Some thieves apparently got caught in the act.Originally Posted by Smokedaddy
Elk Grove police catch men with 16 catalytic converters
By Sandy Louey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Published 1:29 pm PDT Monday, August 4, 2008
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Elk Grove police arrested two Sacramento men early Monday morning for allegedly attempting to steal a catalytic converter.
Sean Whiteside, 28, was spotted parked in front of a man's home at Brown Road and Heritage Hill Drive at 4:20 a.m., while Tim Fifer, 27, was seen underneath the man's vehicle, according to a police report.
The catalytic converter on the man's vehicle had been tampered with, police said. An additional 16 catalytic converters and a hydraulic cutting tool were found in Whiteside's vehicle, according to reports.
Elk Grove police are trying to determine if the 16 converters were stolen. (Duhhhhhhh)
Whiteside and Fifer were arrested on suspicion of grand theft, possession of burglar tools and conspiracy. Whiteside also was arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Catalytic converter thefts are increasing common as thieves are selling them to metal recyclers. It is difficult to trace stolen catalytic converters back to their owners, police said.
We had three Russian merchant marines who had jumped ship here working for us then.Things were so bad the owners of the ships not only weren't paying them,if they needed repairs they were told to sell something to buy parts.Namely copper,freon and cuppra-nickle off the ship.R-12 was still $100/40lb can even after the ban when the Russian boats where in portOriginally Posted by Evan
I just need one more tool,just one!
They aint selling the cats to the scrapyards. There is a big market in good used cats. Just like unfired airbags.