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Old 04-20-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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That is happening at an alarming rate here in PA. Copper disappears from construction sites all the time.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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Ive seen issues like this on the job sites many times. Its happening everywhere, people are even dying for it. What a bunch of low-life's. Heck we've seen where someone broke into a new house overnight and takes all the new appliances, just like that. Then they take the nice French doors for dessert, right from the back patios!
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Well my guns aren't made of copper but I'd be happy to show them some lead up close
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Well my guns aren't made of copper but I'd be happy to show them some lead up close
I have some copper jacketed ammunition that I'll be happy to show them also..
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Yep, the city park up the street from me has been hit twice to the tune of $25K each time. And yes a few of these idiots have gotton themselves fried.
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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In our neighborhood, we had men parking work vans in front of homes and men taking copper gutters off in broad daylight! Neighbors weren't alarmed because they assumed their neighbors were having work done.
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Yep, the city park up the street from me has been hit twice to the tune of $25K each time. And yes a few of these idiots have gotton themselves fried.
They should have tried it in Philly,there's no retribution here
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