Copper is at about $4/pound, or back to near record highs, riding on the coattails of the rise in gold and silver.
You know what this means. Stupid criminals are going to try to steal copper. Without heavy duty rubber gloves and a simple voltage detector that you can by for $25 bucks at Home Depot, you're gonna be seeing stories about fried thieves.
Not long ago a guy got killed in LA for trying to pull copper out of an electrical box on the street. They also climb around in subways and either get toasted or fall and get run over all in the pursuit of copper.
Crime never pays.