Thank goodness this scrapyard dealer was honest. There was a recent story about some historical bell being stolen. I thought, what kind of lowlife DOES that, and what kind of POS junk dealer PAID for it? Don’t these “dealers” get suspicious when some meth head comes in with obviously stolen copper wire, pipes, etc.?
If you think about it the yard owner actually strengthened the case against the perps. Scrapyards generally don’t give cash over a few bucks so somebody signed a name and got a check.
During my time in the Coast Guard stationed up in Maine we would run across Buoy's missing their bells,and gongs. low life's would cut them off with a torch and then sell the brass or metal they were made of. that was back in the 60s I was aboard a Buoy tender then.