The Copper Theft Epidemic

On October 19, 2010, in , by Jody Ewing

Earl Thelander of Onawa, Iowa, became the nation’s first innocent copper theft fatality. Thelander died Sept. 1, 2007, after sustaining second- and third-degree burns over 80% of his body in an explosion caused by copper thieves. Cold Cases Just Waiting to Happen: The Copper Theft Epidemic Copper theft is a serious, deadly crime, and a […]