” a 34-year-old man was electrocuted at Putnam and Lawton, near I-96, while attempting to steal copper wire from a transformer...”
Always make sure the power is off first. If a transformer is warm and hummin’, chances are its live. :-/
If they’re jonesing for their next hit of meth, their brains aren’t working too well and they’d never equate ‘hum = live electricity = big zap’.