Because You Can’t Steal Live Wires (As Easily)

In a counter-intuitive move, the City of Sacramento, California is keeping its lights on all day to save money by deterring thieves from stealing the copper wire.


The city now figures keeping them turned on will save money, by warding off copper thieves; keeping the lights on mean live wires, and the unlucky thief who doesn’t know better could be electrocuted.

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“I believe these are 200 volts, and that would hurt,”

Maybe they could use LED lights or some other method to keep costs down.

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