Thursday, May 8, 2008

Economic indicators

More signs of a struggling economy?

Atlanta police charge men with stealing manhole covers
'Not a prank': 28 manhole covers still missing in Cherokee

Manhole covers are apparently disappearing because they bring in approximately $15 each when sold as scrap metal. I'd heard of thieves stripping copper wiring and pipes from vacant buildings, but copper sells for a lot more per pound than cast iron. Things are indeed getting tight when the crooks start hunting out the low value metals.


  1. you know the world is going to hell in a handbasket when they start stealing man hole covers...or is that one of the 7 signs the world is coming to an end?...tsk tsk.

  2. Wow! And those things are heavy, too! These really are desperate times, I guess!


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