Somebody stole the copper wiring from the soccer field where Luke plays. It’s happening all over Atlanta, and I’m disgusted and pissed. I remember this crap from the 1970s. (Along with siphoning gas out of folks cars, another crime that’s making a comeback.) According to this article copper is about $4 a pound. Now, copper isn’t particularly heavy so I would imagine you’d have to steal an awful lot of it to make it worth your while. I’d be amazed if they got a $100, yet they do thousands of dollars in damage.
There was a recent story on NPR about people stealing lead roofs from ancient churches in England. At least lead weighs a lot so presumably you’d get more money on a per pound basis, but I wonder about folk who steal from churches. I mean, with all the gazillions of other places on this planet to steal from, you have to rip off a church? Isn’t that a guarantee of busting Hell wide open? Takes some major cojones to do that. Word.