On a Wire.
Is anyone else a little unnerved by all these stories about people stealing metal that are suddenly in the news? First, there was the bronze statue of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko stolen from an Oakville park, all but the head melted down at a scrapyard. Then, there was the Montrealer who was electrocuted while trying to steal copper wire from a Hydro-Québec tower. And now three men have been arrested for dismantling and walking away with a shiny new set of aluminium bleachers on Vancouver Island.
Apparently, this is only the tip of the iceberg as the price of metals skyrockets due to Chinese demand for base metals.
I suppose I'm just worried because I've been watching the first season of the brutal HBO series Rome and now I'm picturing thieves cutting out people's teeth for the fillings...