posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 12:39 AM
reply to post by cavalryscout
I think people are considering the fact that houses, street lights and more are regularly being stripped of copper and anything else valuable.
Sometimes..while the lights are on! Gas lines for copper in CHARGED lines are also being stolen and that one is REAL uncool. My gas guy here told me
about that as they'd had bulletins about it here. I gathered it more a west coast thing by what he said. They'll shut gas off at the meter though,
strip the copper from the entire house, then ..for some EVIL reason..sometimes turn the gas back on. Somewhere in there is a bare pipe end. You can
In this case? I don't think it's meth heads. Cargo theft is just a hair above what I give credit to a junkie to pull off. First, no way is some
street level meth monster going to pass off as a trucker at a produce shed. It doesn't take anything special...of course. However, like any line of
work where you literally LIVE the work, there is a certain look and feel as well as a way people carry themselves who do the work. Truckers are no
exception. Then you have weight to get right (and the shipper would know in about 30 seconds if you didn't know what all that meant) as well as the
most obvious thing....actually driving the truck. They aren't that easy if driving as if you intend to look like you are supposed to be is the goal.
Besides... What meth monster has connections to move a whole truck load of walnuts? That's professional level to receivers with a warehouse and
docks...forklifts to unload it and a way to distribute and sell that much. No one is peddling bags off the tailgate for move 45,000lbs of walnuts.
So..I definitely would say organized cargo thieves. Maybe inside...but doesn't have to be. Not a junkie or idiot with opportunity and a bright