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Man electrocuted after shooting down power lines with rifle
DailyMail ^ | May 8, 2013 | Ashley B. Craig

Posted on 05/08/2013 10:10:30 PM PDT by Daffynition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One Fayette County man is dead after he and an accomplice tried to steal copper wire by shooting down high-tension power lines with a rifle, authorities said.

Fayette deputies and rangers from the National Parks Service found the man's body tangled up in downed lines Wednesday morning in the Beury Mountain Wildlife Management Area near Thurmond. The apparent cause of death was electrocution.

The remote area where the body was discovered is near Babcock State Park.

Emergency dispatchers sent officers to the area after a 911 call.

The man's name has not been released, according to a statement from the sheriff's department.

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Stealing copper?


1 posted on 05/08/2013 10:10:30 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Darwin Awards?


2 posted on 05/08/2013 10:10:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzap!


3 posted on 05/08/2013 10:11:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Exttra Large Bug Zapper


4 posted on 05/08/2013 10:12:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

Good riddance.


5 posted on 05/08/2013 10:12:49 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: GeronL

It wasn’t a *hold my beer* moment but.....
**You’ll never take me alive, copper!**


6 posted on 05/08/2013 10:14:36 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

lol

That is enLIGHTening


7 posted on 05/08/2013 10:15:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Darwin award indeed.

Reminds me of the Gen-X/Y/Z types near where I once lived that thought they would practice rappelling and such on high voltage towers.

As you might suspect, one made it high enough to see if the towers worked like bug zappers............they did.

8 posted on 05/08/2013 10:15:35 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: James C. Bennett

Another idiot giving lawful shooters/gun owners a bad name.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 10:16:04 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Shocking!


10 posted on 05/08/2013 10:18:05 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: GeronL

11 posted on 05/08/2013 10:18:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Reddy is not to be fooled with no matter how friendly he is made to look.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 10:18:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Daffynition

high voltage wires,

are copper or aluminum?


13 posted on 05/08/2013 10:19:07 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: Daffynition

Krispy Kriminal?


14 posted on 05/08/2013 10:20:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Paladin2

He’s not called *KILL-o-watt* fer nuthin’.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 10:20:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: RockyTx
I believe high voltage lines are aluminum. Gold and silver are also excellent conductors of electricity.
16 posted on 05/08/2013 10:22:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Daffynition

You’ll never take me alive, copper!

Now that’s funny


17 posted on 05/08/2013 10:22:37 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: RockyTx

I have no idea...the report says they were there to steal copper. If they were aluminum...what a surprise.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 10:23:09 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: GeronL

crispy critters


19 posted on 05/08/2013 10:24:52 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: Daffynition

Whoops!!!

Heart stopping experience ....

Won’t be getting no moh static from him....


20 posted on 05/08/2013 10:25:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Daffynition

Self-zottage.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 10:26:03 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Daffynition

There have got to be easier ways to steal copper.

I guess aluminum isn’t as valuable these days?


22 posted on 05/08/2013 10:27:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Vendome

breathtaking, isn’t it?


23 posted on 05/08/2013 10:28:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition
I disagree.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 10:28:44 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

25 posted on 05/08/2013 10:30:35 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
Sorry...the image I posted to you zotted itself.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 10:42:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Bratch

27 posted on 05/08/2013 10:43:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: GeronL

“Darwin Awards?”

DEFINITELY! Looks like a frontrunner for winner, even.


28 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:17 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: RockyTx
are copper or aluminum?

Aluminum. Copper is too heavy.

29 posted on 05/08/2013 10:53:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: GeronL

I believe you got the pulse of it...


30 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Good shot.


31 posted on 05/08/2013 11:03:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Daffynition

The man’s name has not been released, according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.

So they are just calling him “Sparky” for the time
being.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:39 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: UCANSEE2

seems unwise,
to risk your life to steal aluminum.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 11:13:55 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: bigbob

Revolting even. But he was involved in current events.


34 posted on 05/08/2013 11:19:59 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

lol


35 posted on 05/08/2013 11:22:42 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: count-your-change

He was not a well grounded individual I suppose


36 posted on 05/08/2013 11:23:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

Just thinning the herd.


37 posted on 05/08/2013 11:33:40 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: tet68
And no mention of what type of scary black rifle was used....


38 posted on 05/08/2013 11:35:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Paladin2
Reddy is not to be fooled with no matter how friendly he is made to look.

I hope we learned our lesson from the Sta Puft Marshmallow Man.

39 posted on 05/08/2013 11:35:31 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: GeronL

But he certainly had a lot of potential.


40 posted on 05/08/2013 11:39:46 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: Daffynition

That is uncanny hon

I was explaining who Reddy Kilowatt was to my 12 year old this afternoon driving


41 posted on 05/08/2013 11:42:49 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Squawk 8888

I certainly think INDUCTION into the Darwin Awards Hall of Fame is a possibility. I don’t know if its too late for this year but I think he could charge into the field and shake up the static quo.


42 posted on 05/08/2013 11:45:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

The story should be titled, “The Cull of the Wild”.


43 posted on 05/08/2013 11:47:19 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*ping*


44 posted on 05/08/2013 11:50:08 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: count-your-change

bump


45 posted on 05/08/2013 11:51:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wardaddy
IIRC, we went on a field trip to the power plant in elementary school and came home w/ little Reddy Kilowatt pins...dang that had to be four score and seven years ago!


46 posted on 05/08/2013 11:51:40 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: GeronL

I think that the selection committee will resist that nomination.


47 posted on 05/08/2013 11:58:20 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Gene Eric

Good shot, Sparky


48 posted on 05/09/2013 12:01:03 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RockyTx

Typically AL


49 posted on 05/09/2013 12:14:30 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Daffynition

Our good Lord works in mysterious ways.


50 posted on 05/09/2013 12:25:55 AM PDT by GoldwaterCountry (Viva Reagan Revolucion!)
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