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Cops Nab Woman Trying to Steal Copper Downspout Off Town Hall

Police say the rising price of the metal has resulted in a crime wave of copper thefts.

police have been dealing with , but it still is unusual when someone tries to rip parts off Town Hall in broad daylight.

According to the Connecticut Post, police nabbed town resident Cynthia Wilson on June 15 after town hall employees reported that someone was trying to pull a copper downspout off the building in the middle of the day.

Police say higher prices for copper in recent years have resulted in an increase in such thefts, although most of the time thieves work at night or in vacant homes.

Beetle Bailey June 24, 2012 at 01:47 PM
One more for TV Dumbest Criminal show
George E. Mulligan June 24, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Maybe she mistook the downspout as the conduit of how Stratford Town Taxes, Fees, & Bond money seem to disappear?
Helene E. Logan June 25, 2012 at 07:08 PM
George--LOL!
Charles Cornwallace June 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM
She may have been looking for evidence of global warming. She may have been looking for mo' free money -- pouring in from the private tax-exempt Foundations that have flooded the schools and politics with BIG EDUCATION waste.

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