First it was trees, then it was copper, and now it's manhole covers that Flint thieves have a hankering for:
"Scrap metal thieves have stooped to stealing manhole covers and sewer grates right off the street," r
"Not only is it costly for taxpayers, the disappearing covers create a hazard for drivers and people just walking along the road.
"'That would be a long drop,' said Lyle Hippensteel, utility superintendent for the city of Flint.
"In the past year, the city has had to replace nearly 400 manhole covers and grates that officials believe were likely stolen and sold for scrap."