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.

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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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