Athens thieves steal 41 lightning rods

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 8:26 AM
Last updated 6:57 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities say metal thieves are suspected of stealing 41 lightning rods from the parking deck of a hospital in Athens.

Police say the rods are valued at $1,450. Athens-Clarke County police tell The Athens Banner-Herald that the devices were stolen from Athens Regional Medical Center’s parking deck on Talmadge Drive.

Police say a security guard realized the lightning rods were missing Wednesday, but could not recall when he last saw them.

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itsanotherday1 12/21/12 - 09:53 am
Let's hope they do what they

Let's hope they do what they were designed to do before they are sold.

Jake 12/21/12 - 11:18 am
Shocking news!

I hope whoever did it is arrested and "charged" appropriately.

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