May 30th, 2014 at 6:58 AM ^

The sad thing is that flush valves and supply lines is simply a gateway crime. Before you know it, you have someone walking into homes and businesses to vandalize lateral connections and terrorizing the streets with an excavator stealing sewer mains. If it goes to its logical conclusion, you have someone who is arrested only after they've had a go at disassembling a holding tank at the local treatment plant. 

Evil Empire

May 30th, 2014 at 8:50 AM ^

Presumably for the scrap metal value.  He worked at my former company and lived near me, yet the theft occurred about 30 miles across town.  When I had to fire him for falsifying his timecard I went through his locker (with gloves on) and found hundreds of copper welding tips.  I figured I would find some porn but was disappointed with the low quantity and quality.  It looked like stuff he had picked up for free somewhere...if you're sensing a pattern here you're not alone.


May 30th, 2014 at 7:02 AM ^

As a suffering Alabama resident, this sounds about right. Never seen so much petty, pointless crime in my life. Just a whole different breed down here folks.


May 30th, 2014 at 7:59 AM ^

We all know C-Bus is short of restroom facilities.  Now, if he was stealing coolers, then THAT'S something to be concerned about.


May 30th, 2014 at 9:35 AM ^

took place in Birmingham, so it could just as easily been a War Eagle fan scraping together enough money for season tickets, you never know....


May 30th, 2014 at 10:44 AM ^

Urinal valves are usually made from brass.  The shiny part is chrome plate on brass.  Steel is a bad match with water. Maybe down south they don't use fancy brass valves.  Top notch investigation by the Roll Tide PD.