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Man allegedly stole 166 manhole covers
upi ^ | Jan. 25, 2013

Posted on 01/25/2013 10:24:07 PM PST by JoeProBono

POINCIANA, Fla.,- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of stealing 166 steel manhole covers and attempting to sell them as scrap.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Christopher Fink, 40, was arrested Thursday after the Toho Water Authority reported $22,000 worth of manhole covers missing Wednesday in Poinciana -- and Fink was caught attempting to sell the covers at local metal dealers, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday.

Fink was charged with felony counts of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false verification to a secondhand metal dealer.

The sheriff's office said more charges are possible against Fink, who has been arrested six times since October 2011.


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To: Daffynition

That looks like a good start to a late night snack to me.


51 posted on 01/26/2013 5:03:28 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: JoeProBono

52 posted on 01/26/2013 5:06:11 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

53 posted on 01/26/2013 5:08:52 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s not a manhole cover. It is a water meter cover. They use them to replace broken cast iron ones and for the new installation of water meters.

The small rectangle opening in the center is to allow access for meter reading and operating the valve. I have one.


54 posted on 01/26/2013 5:25:44 AM PST by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kroonskollektion/3268271658/


55 posted on 01/26/2013 5:31:03 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: onyx

56 posted on 01/26/2013 5:50:08 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition
Photobucket How about this clown!!
57 posted on 01/26/2013 6:10:35 AM PST by ontap
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To: JoeProBono
Actually you can get those at Home Depot!!
58 posted on 01/26/2013 6:13:29 AM PST by ontap
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To: ansel12; FredZarguna; Hugin

Ever watch cowboys playing poker in the old westerns? Making hundred dollar bets and more and the average wage was probably $30 per month.


59 posted on 01/26/2013 6:17:13 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: JoeProBono

When we lived in Managua in 2004, there was a steady stream of trucks on Highway coming down the hill from the south and carrying scrap steel & iron. They were scouring the bushes for old cars, trucks, farm machinery, etc.

Unfortunately, the powers that be had decided to put a series of speed bumps in the middle of this long hill. One evening a semi load of scrap hit those bumps, lost control and hit a 10 foot high concrete wall near our neighborhood.
All that scrap came forward into the cab of the truck, which was now sitting on a small pickup truck which had been heading up the hill.

What a mess!


60 posted on 01/26/2013 6:42:00 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: ansel12

How much does a manhole cover weigh?


61 posted on 01/26/2013 6:44:46 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: tumblindice

Great-great-great-great grandaddy too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Fink

“Fink himself proclaimed on every possible occasion that he could ‘out-run, out-hop, out-jump, throw-down, drag out, and lick any man in the country.’”

‘Course, Anderson Cooper claims the same thing, at least the part about dragging and licking.


62 posted on 01/26/2013 6:53:28 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: F15Eagle

You realize that he may be working in different locations and positions during the day. Is it realistic for him to run through a “hard hat/protective footwear/protective gloves” checklist for every task. Put your hard hat on in morning and leave it on.


63 posted on 01/26/2013 6:59:11 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: F15Eagle

You realize that he may be working in different locations and positions during the day. Is it realistic for him to run through a “hard hat/protective footwear/protective gloves” checklist for every task. Put your hard hat on in morning and leave it on.


64 posted on 01/26/2013 6:59:11 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: JoeProBono
Only in San FranciscoWould you have this phone number 626-4653
65 posted on 01/26/2013 7:25:41 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: jmacusa
Yeah that’s what I was thinking. Who is this guy, Hercules?

Maybe we shouldn't mess with him!

66 posted on 01/26/2013 7:33:37 AM PST by Fido969
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To: JoeProBono

It’s a matter of leeverage-

-Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribean


67 posted on 01/26/2013 7:38:16 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: JoeProBono

68 posted on 01/26/2013 9:16:17 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono

Why aren’t they called person hole covers?


69 posted on 01/26/2013 9:19:05 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: ontap

70 posted on 01/26/2013 9:19:23 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

You realize it’s just a model for a staged photo, no?


71 posted on 01/26/2013 10:49:41 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Sure, but if he’d been wearing a Brooks Bros. suit, he would have been out of costume. The idea is to depict someone using it in a typical situation.


72 posted on 01/26/2013 12:24:08 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

That’s the point. He’s dressed to portray an image but a hard hat is hardly necessary for installing a manhole cover.

Just an advertising play on stereotypes. It’s not that it’s necessarily bad; it’s just about the same as having an automotive technician with a smock or a “scientist”.


73 posted on 01/26/2013 12:29:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: JoeProBono
Sadly, he never found a boat that could transport him and the manhole covers to Yap Island ...

...where giant heavy disks are legal tender ...

74 posted on 01/26/2013 12:35:42 PM PST by x
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To: JoeProBono

Sure, we laugh. But if he’d found Saddam Hussein hiding in one of those holes he’d be a hero.


75 posted on 01/26/2013 12:37:52 PM PST by x
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To: x

76 posted on 01/26/2013 1:06:08 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: BwanaNdege

Nah, who needs tools? I obviously think he just walked down the street and lifted each one up between his thumb and forefinger and flung them, frisbee like, so that they landed as lightly as little feathers in perfectly aligned stacks in his back yard, miles away!


77 posted on 01/27/2013 9:12:43 AM PST by LibWhacker
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