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WTFITS?, Plumbing Edition

I got to work this morning to discover that the water was out for the entire building I work in (not a huge building, just three suites). It turns out that, over the weekend, someone broke in to the suite next door and stole the pipes that connect our building to the municipal water supply.

WHO THE FUCK STEALS PLUMBING?!?

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brithistorian
Feb. 24th, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
Given the scrap value of copper pipes, it's actually pretty common. But the thieves tend to go for foreclosed houses rather than occupied businesses.
ebenbrooks
Feb. 24th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you'd think there'd be easier targets! o.O
brithistorian
Feb. 24th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
If the building's empty over the weekend, this actually could have been a pretty easy target. But I think it's funny/ironic/interesting that the plumbing would be a bigger target for thieves than the computers. (I understand why this is the case, but it's still weird.)
ebenbrooks
Feb. 24th, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
No kidding. Especially given the value of the hard drives alone...
Alan Kellogg
Feb. 25th, 2014 05:36 am (UTC)
Don't forget the problem of fencing the goods. Copper is easier to fence than hard drives.
geekgirl33
Mar. 10th, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
We had some copper pipes stollen from an air-conditioning unit on some important building in Madison this summer. It was a wild thing. But copper is a commodity now especially in pipe form.
ebenbrooks
Mar. 10th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess it is. :/
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