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Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Greatest Property Crime of All Time?


Thieves outside of Pittsburgh just stole a bridge.  Really:

Police said a bridge worth about $100,000 was stolen in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County. Investigators said someone stole a 50 by 20 foot steel trestle bridge from a rural area. Police said the bridge was taken sometime within the past 10 days. Police said because the bridge was taken from a wooded and rural area, they don't expect there to be any witnesses. But because the bridge is so large, investigators are asking anyone with information to call police.

At this point, it's probably worth linking to this article about the 7 largest things ever stolen (warning: some salty language).

Steve Clowney

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This goes way beyond stealing the copper coils out of air-conditioner compressors, but I suppose it was for the value of the steel. Can you imagine driving down a road you've used for years, perhaps chatting with a passenger, perhaps rounding curve, and finding "no there there" (Gertrude Stein).

Posted by: Gary Rosin | Oct 7, 2011 7:22:20 AM

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