Monday, October 17, 2011

I've got a bridge to sell you

Usually, that's just a punchline, but...
Two brothers have been charged with stealing a western Pennsylvania bridge and selling the 15 1/2 tons of scrap metal for more than $5,000.

Police say 24-year-old Benjamin Arthur Jones and 25-year-old Alexander Williams Jones of New Castle used a blowtorch to break up the bridge in late September or early October. They face felony charges of criminal mischief, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
I don't know much about dismantling a bridge of that size, but I would imagine it takes a considerable amount of time and effort, both of which might be better used looking for some sort of honest work. I'm just saying is all.

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