Skip to comments.Man electrocuted after shooting down power lines with rifle
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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Exttra Large Bug Zapper
It wasn’t a *hold my beer* moment but.....
**You’ll never take me alive, copper!**
That is enLIGHTening
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.
Another idiot giving lawful shooters/gun owners a bad name.
Reddy is not to be fooled with no matter how friendly he is made to look.
high voltage wires,
are copper or aluminum?
He’s not called *KILL-o-watt* fer nuthin’.
Youll never take me alive, copper!
Now that’s funny
I have no idea...the report says they were there to steal copper. If they were aluminum...what a surprise.
Heart stopping experience ....
Won’t be getting no moh static from him....
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