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    Stupid copper thief


    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- An Osceola County deputy had little trouble tracking down a suspected copper thief. Several dozen poles of copper were tied to the roof.

    Deputies eventually found out the copper was stolen from a Hilton Hotel construction site in Orlando. They said Michael Rabell was also driving without a license.

    Rabell was booked into the Osceola County jail without bond.

    look at the car bottoming out sheeze gotta be 400lbs. of copper.
    plus i think thats a old cop car?

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    400??? that kinda pipe? easily 1000... and worth a tonnnn of money

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    lol... I bet that is close to a 1000 dollars in copper

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    ohh im retarded... didnt see the insulation lol... yeah retard... but still worth a lot

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    what an idiot

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    we had a mexican guy cut a 1 foot section from our air conditioner at work.. He was caught walking a block away from the shop with the copper in his hand.. dumbass

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    Quote Originally Posted by cant.b.caught.z28 View Post
    we had a mexican guy cut a 1 foot section from our air conditioner at work.. He was caught walking a block away from the shop with the copper in his hand.. dumbass
    why the fuck would you even bother cutting just a one foot section?

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    cause he was mexican

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nhra Firebird View Post
    lol... I bet that is close to a 1000 dollars in copper
    yea...and he did probably did over that in damage to his car

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    we had someone break into three of our buildings and steal all the copper pipe then they sat there and stripped every wire....it was in one weekend...copper is like $2.65 lb...

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    last time i hauled a load of copper up it was 3.35 a pound for 'clean, number one' copper (clean pipe, no solder, fittings or paint) and 3.25 for 'number two, dirty' copper.

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    Some guy cut out a foot section of copper water pipe that goes to the est side of our shop. We replaced it and painted all other copper piping silver, we also put a box around the fitting on the street. I work at a machine shop that goes through tons of aluminium a day and we have huge bins of scrap in the back. I have caught some amigos with shopping bags full of aluminuim shavings trying to walk out our back gate. They always say we thought it was trash? It is almost sad to see these guys do it.

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    Its rediculous that the prices are so high on the stuff anyhow. The way I hear it is that the Chinese are buying all of our scrap and selling it back to us as new product..go figure.

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    haha yea i work in a machine shop too and we have a couple big bins of aluminum chips.. We ran out one time and there was a guy in a truck and another inside the chip bin shoveling chips into the bed of the truck. The driver took off but we made the one inside the chip bin wait there for the police. If they were smart they would go for the titanium or steel bins.
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    whats scrap prices by now? last time we went in it was $4 lb for clean copper, and $200 a ton for sheet steel........i heard its around $500 a ton for sheet steel now

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    i think #2 copper is like 2.50 a lb im a welder and i use like 15 fucking tips a day and find 30+ laying on the floor i can walk out of work with close to a lb a day i have like 35 lbs right now im just going to save it up till i need some cash

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