It's a gold rush on metal.
In Washington State, nearly 100 electric stations have been raided in recent months. At least 18 miles' worth of copper wire was stolen, costing taxpayers a half million dollars.
At Thomasville High School in Greensboro, N.C., the football team fell victim to metal theft two weeks ago. Bandits ripped the wire out of the electrical box powering the stadium lights, forcing the Bulldogs' game to be postponed.
Bandits stole live electrical wire from a substation in...Full Story