"Slinky Metal Thief" Arrested; Turns Out to Be Man, Not Actual Slinky
"It was just after 4 a.m. Wednesday when Amos Issac finished stripping another air conditioning unit for its copper tubing and wires," according to the BSO's Dickensian prose.
"He loaded the valuable metal into a shopping cart and began walking. A few feet away, a Broward Sheriff's Office sergeant watched from his car."
The BSO says that copper thieves prey upon houses and commercial buildings in the middle of the night and crib several hundred dollars' worth of copper. Homeowners and business, in turn, have to pay thousands to replace costly air-conditioning units. Most of these thieves are humans, not slinkies, experts say.
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