Would-be Theif, Gets Cooked

One thief, medium rare.  Picture a thief going to an electrical company’s substation with a mission to steal copper wire.   Then imagine him cutting into 7,000 amps, and getting away. 

“A jolt like this microwaves your insides,” said John Hutchinson, spokesman for Gulf Power. “You might not have lots of burns on the outside, but your insides will be cooked. After that, it’s only a matter of time before gangrene sets in.”

“We found fingerprints on a regulator,” Hutchinson said. “The (suspect’s) fingers melted his prints into the paint. He was that hot.”

They have checked the area hospitals and clinics.  No one has come in yet, and the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect. 

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