Shock burns cable thief beyond recognition

Posted Oct 8, 2007 by RobotGod
A not so bright cable thief in Germany was charred beyond all recognition by a 10,000 volt electric shock when he tried to steal a live copper cable, authorities said Monday..
Yahoo reports that police in the western city of Duisburg found the 32-year-old thief's blackened remains by a set of cable cutters and a pile of non-live cables he had already stolen.
Note to thieves. Make sure the wire you are stealing is not "live".
They were only able to identify him at all, because one of his hands survived incineration and so officers were able to identify the man as German of Kazakh origin.
"His fingerprints were already logged on police files," a local police spokesman said. "The force of the shock was so great that the hand was severed from his body."
That is quite an unimaginable jolt. Dead because he was trying to make a quick buck by stealing cable. Let that be a lesson to you kids.