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Chicago: 8 school buses stolen, shredded into 'big pile of scrap'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Well, this is an interesting crime. They should have accounted for the GPS systems.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Ecoterrorists who want the city to convert to hybrids, that's my guess.
  3. JeffRoper

    JeffRoper Guest

    Since the scrap yard workers fled, my guess is that they were in on a scheme to sell the metal.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Where I went to school, that would have been the senior prank.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Shit worked in Goldfinger.
  6. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Junkies. When they get wind of a possible source of scrap metal, I only wish I had their never-say-stop work ethic.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Bonnett, president of Sunrise Transportation, estimated his loss at $250,000. Four of the buses were equipped with wheelchair lifts for special education students, he said.

    As scrap, the buses probably would be worth $1,500 to $3,500 each, said Joe Pickard, chief economist for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Washington, D.C.

    "It seems like a lot of effort for not a big return," Pickard said.

    But Gary Bush, a police officer for 32 years before he began keeping track of thefts for the institute, said thieves will take whatever they can.

    "Anything that can be stolen, has been stolen," he said. "Literally anything of any value is a potential target."

  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

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  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Did he not get the invitation?

  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Good to see Frank Durbin on the case.
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  11. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Nothing to see here. Please move along.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. Quiet Man

    Quiet Man Member

    Is this some kind of bus?

    It's very impressive, yes.
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