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Alleged copper thief falls from power pole

March 02, 2007

Police say he was trying to steal copper from an electrical power line.
But that attempt cost him his life.

Authorities say the would-be copper thief, a man believed to be in his late 20s, fell 25 feet to his death.

The fall came after climbing a utility pole in an attempt to steal copper wire.

It happened near an abandoned warehouse near South Post Oak and Gasmer.

Police say the man climbed up using his own harness but somehow, before he could cut the wire, he slipped and fell on his head.

Authorities says there’s been a rash of copper thefts in Houston but nothing like this fatal attempt.

Posted by jjimenez at March 2, 2007 03:40 PM

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Why do you use term “Alleged”? He was a theif. He got what he deserved. Less taxayer money spent on jails.

Posted by: Joe Dobbs at March 3, 2007 12:20 PM

Just in case you don’t know, the media and most others use “Alleged” because of the Bill of Rights. Unless you were there and saw the man and a court agrees, he was allegedly attempting to steal. Hopefully, no one will ever accuse you of something without due process.

Posted by: Jim Robinson at March 4, 2007 12:29 PM

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