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Copper lines cut at church

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An intruder cut the copper lines of an air conditioning unit and freezer at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Augusta last week, but never made off with the goods.

Between Jan. 13 and 15, someone cut the lines to the church’s walk-in freezer and air conditioning unit, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Thieves normally steal the valuable copper tubing from air conditioners to sell as scrap metal. In this case however, the copper was left behind. A church security worker reported no other damage.

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Little Lamb
Little Lamb 01/25/13 - 08:46 am

Maybe he was stealing only the freon. That stuff's expensive, you know.

seenitB4 01/25/13 - 08:52 am
Will they steal anything

Any day now I expect to read some guy had his clothes taken while walking down Highland....let with his bare fanny glowing in the breeze...usual suspects.

dichotomy 01/25/13 - 11:32 am
Hey, it's a non-violent crime

Hey, it's a non-violent crime that GA law, and apparently many citizens, think that it's not even worth fooling with. As long as we think like that we will continue to have low-life scum that will do $10,000 worth of damage to steal $20 worth of copper. Personally I think this ought to be an automatic death sentence. I feel no obligation to have to tolerate thieves and scum, no matter how "non-violent", nor should I ever have to pay for their incarceration.....if it one ever gets incarcerated......which, under our laws and our judges it won't. Best thing that could happen is for them to be caught by a well armed, straight shooting property owner who swears they lunged at him. Oh wait, our government(s), who just made laws about NOT locking up criminals, now want to prevent me from buying a CAPABLE handgun or rifle that I could use to protect myself, my family, and my property.

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