Thieves electrocuted.

Two of them.

Electrical lighting station.


All you needed was “Detroit” and “thieves,” right?

Makes rolling into the New Year a happier moment knowing there are two fewer assholes around.

Two would-be thieves were found dead Friday inside a Detroit public lighting facility after they were electrocuted by 24,000 volts.

Officials said the pair was found at a substation of the Detroit Public Lighting Department on the city’s east side around 6.50am on Friday.

The thieves were attempting to steal copper wire when one of the men came in contact with a 24,000-volt transformer and transferred the current along to the other, reported WDIV.

Police said the bodies were badly burned and that the current was so strong that they bodies were fused together.

Police did not identify the thieves but Detroit Police Cpt Kyra Hope says it appears they are in their 20s or 30s.

‘We have two, that we know, two black males,’ she told reporters on Friday. ‘One of them apparently touched 24,000 volts, and then transferred over to the other one.’

She added: ‘It’s very gruesome – very, very gruesome

Police said the men weren’t employees and believe that they broke into the facility with tools to steal materials from inside.

‘The only reason they would be in there is if they were stealing something,’ Dave Fornell, deputy fire commissioner of the Detroit Fire Department, told The Detroit News. ‘A substation is a maze of wires and open conductors and that type of thing.’

Posted from Nippon Land, waiting for the family to wake up.

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    A couple of Crispy critter baboons for New Years…Fucking love it! Better than a Trump tax cut.

  2. mikeh420 says:

    We had some Undocumented Electricians trying to steal some copper wiring from a local hospital. Problem was, they forgot to turn off the 30,000 volts. One of the victims was split open like a cooked hot dog.

  3. bogsidebunny says:

    Ah so, Antz you wearing your #1 Kimono and sipping tea?

  4. Eskyman says:

    So you’re there with anime catgirls while we’re here with overtoasted black critters? I’ll trade!

    Jappy New Year, Antz!

  5. Leonard Jones says:

    Having worked as a maintenance mechanic/electrician, I had to take arc
    flash training. There are a shitload of images on the Internet showing
    someone climbing a power or idiots who tried stead hot 12.5kv wires.

    I remember hearing about a case a few years back and looked it
    up. Here is how Darwin awards the losers:

  6. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    There is a leftist radio station in SLC that every Saturday at noon has Minute of Meditation, and closes with, “And the world is a more peaceful place……”.
    Every time I read of a perp being shot, stabbed, or otherwise killed by their misdeeds, I say the same, “And the world is a more peaceful place……”.

  7. John says:

    I bet there families sue and win…

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