Friday, October 10, 2008

Copper in the crapper

Just how bad is the U.S. economy? Even Flint's notorious copper thieves are hurting as metal prices plummet along with the stock market. Scrap metal stealers are doing even worse.

Flint isn't exactly embracing green technology, but at least that means Flint thieves can't get their hands on one item that is hot on the black market these days — solar panels.

1 comment:

  1. I hope this means the copper thieves will stop plundering vacant houses now. The worse area is in the Civic Park area.

    RoadsideDinerLover (CARA)


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