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Title: Men from you KNOW where arrested for stealing utility pole
Post by: sprite75 on September 14, 2017, 05:53:36 PM
Florida Men are out and about again following Irma (http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/two-men-appear-in-police-custody-with-power-pole-on-suv-in-jacksonville/608658246)

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Two men were arrested in Jacksonville for trying to steal a light pole after Hurricane Irma.

The Jacksonville men were arrested after someone reported seeing them load a light pole on top of an SUV on the Wonderwood Connector on Wednesday, two days after Hurricane Irma caused major damage in Jacksonville.

According to a police report, an officer heard over the radio that two men without shirts on were loading a light pole on top of a Gray Kia Sorrento.

The officer noticed a light pole was missing from an area on top of the bridge and saw the Kia driving eastbound with the pole on its roof.


Title: Re: Men from you KNOW where arrested for stealing utility pole
Post by: LilCerberus on September 14, 2017, 06:08:22 PM
Now what were two grown men planning to do with that?


Title: Re: Men from you KNOW where arrested for stealing utility pole
Post by: ER on September 14, 2017, 08:44:34 PM
Now what were two grown men planning to do with that?

 Shrug. Pole dancing?


Title: Re: Men from you KNOW where arrested for stealing utility pole
Post by: sprite75 on September 18, 2017, 08:36:15 AM
Now what were two grown men planning to do with that?

Guess


Title: Re: Men from you KNOW where arrested for stealing utility pole
Post by: Pacman000 on September 18, 2017, 09:25:05 AM
Now what were two grown men planning to do with that?

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Apeler told officers that he was moving the pole because it was laying on the ground close to lanes of traffic.

The pole was valued at $2,500.

Officers did a pawn database search and learned that Apeler had 72 scrap metal-related transactions since January.
Haven't heard of someone stealing a light post before, but this stuff happens all the time. People will steal A/C units for the scrap metal; break into old houses to strip out the wiring, etc. The recent hurricane damage just offered a unique opportunity to be dishonest.