How crazy is this guy? Or, wow, I didn’t know copper prices were that high! As reported by The Salisbury Post (North Carolina):
A thief pulled a fast one on the Department of Corrections Sunday night after police said someone broke into a minimum-security prison, stole copper and escaped.
Ouch. That’s embarrassing.
Authorities believe someone climbed a fence at 3750 South Main Street at the Piedmont Correctional Institution and “dismantled an A/C unit and stole the copper out of it,” the incident report said.
This raises the question: “Is there a category below ‘minimum-security’ for prisons?”
Salisbury Police are investigating the incident, Capt. Shelia Lingle said, but no one has been arrested.