Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ohio , the new hotspot.....for stupidity

After a 4:00 a.m. blackout, electrical systemworkers went to a substation in Youngstown, Ohio, to diagnose theproblem. They found it: a man had cut through the security fence,climbed up a ladder, and cut a 23,000-volt line to steal the copperwire. The surge through his body quick-fried him, and he then fell 20-25 feet, investigators say. His body was still smoking when it wasfound; a pair of bolt cutters was welded to his neck by the shock.Police identified the man as James Leach, 50, and said that he had beenarrested in an electrical substation last month, and had been releasedfrom custody the two days before on another theft charge. DetectiveKenneth Centorame found the death surprising. "He ought to know betterthan that," he said. (Warren Tribune Chronicle) .

"From what I understand, two guys were out fishingon Friday night," reported Massillon (Ohio) Police Sgt. J.J. DiLoreto.But instead of catching a fish, they caught a snapping turtle. "I thinkthey were planning to eat it," he said, so the fishermen decided toshoot the turtle. But "his foot got in the way," DiLoreto said. "He shot himself in the foot" with a 9mm pistol. The unnamed victim mayface a misdemeanor charge of illegal firearms discharge. And in all theresulting confusion, "I think the turtle got away." (MassilonIndependent)

i love the stupid. they make life just a little more special. i do think these people should be taken out of the gene pool though........

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