Monday, November 28, 2005

Vanishing Light Poles: Turn Off The Lights!

Time for a little role play, kiddies. Imagine you're hard pressed for cash. Desperate in fact. So much so, there are no lengths to which you won't go to get some quick, easy and ultimately, dirty money. You get together with your mates and plan to rob a bank/supermarket/petrol station/cake stall...

...or do you?!

You could of course, be rather more resourceful and inventive and STEAL LIGHTPOLES!
"Thieves are sawing down aluminum light poles. Some 130 have vanished from Baltimore's streets in the last several weeks, authorities say, presumably sold for scrap metal...The poles, which weigh about 250 pounds apiece, have been snatched during the day and in the middle of the night...Left behind are half-foot stubs of metal, with wires that carry 120 volts neatly tied and wrapped in black electric tape."

Who said that resource stocks weren't worth investing in! All of a sudden, you can look out your suburban window and see a veritible cash crop staring you back in the face. Every stop sign now a dollar sign, every light post a new iPod, every dumpster a new lounge setting.

But kids: don't try this at home. Leave it to the trained professionals!
"Apparently, the culprits know what they're doing because we're talking about 30-foot poles here. It's not like you can stick one in a grocery cart and get rolling."

Ha! I don't think they were banking on fly buy points anyways...Adult learning centres teach way too many things these days.

Posted by Dave The Hat :: 8:53 PM :: 1 Comments:

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