Criminals Try To Steal Live Wire, Shocked And Hospitalized

Pittsburgh (PA) - Two not-so-smart criminals are lucky to be alive after being shocked by the very wire they tried to steal. 24-year-old Daniel Jay Basinger and 27-year-old Kevin Lee Lytle apparently didn’t do too well in science class and climbed a power pole to grab a wire that was attached to a live transformer. Both suffered electrical burns and fled the scene to the local hospital for treatment.

The pair are now being charged with attempted theft and criminal mischief. Lytle is still in the hospital for his injuries.

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  • spuddyt
    these people are human?
  • virtualban
    The tone of the article sounds like "The Darwin Awards"... probably they're honorable mentions there by now.
  • njalterio
    Reminds me of the time when I heard in the news that two kids got electrocuted trying to hang their sneakers on telephone lines....trying to mimic the movie "Like Mike" and get basketball skills. lol
  • ahmshaegar
    Probably after the grounding wire? I can only hope they were smart enough to distinguish between the wires. In any case, it seems they got the wrong wire.