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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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1 posted on 01/25/2013 10:24:16 PM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 01/25/2013 10:25:19 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Manhole covers are freaking heavy! He did this by himself? I don’t think so!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 10:29:16 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

kill him


4 posted on 01/25/2013 10:33:00 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly (Dim Logic: "Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed! Let me vote Democrat. Hey, I got screwed!")
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5 posted on 01/25/2013 10:33:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 10:36:12 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Mastador1

Yeah that’s what I was thinking. Who is this guy, Hercules?


7 posted on 01/25/2013 10:47:27 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

He’s a Fink. His father was a Fink as was his father. All Finks.
Even if auto-correct insists they were Figis.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 10:55:10 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: JoeProBono


Manhole cover... heh heh heh heh heh.
9 posted on 01/25/2013 10:58:20 PM PST by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: JoeProBono

Holee frickin Joseph Smith ....


10 posted on 01/25/2013 11:07:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JoeProBono

ROTFL.

Neck art...UGLY!


11 posted on 01/25/2013 11:12:23 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: JoeProBono
Fink, 40, was arrested Thursday after the Toho Water Authority reported $22,000 worth of manhole covers missing Wednesday...

Wednesday? At 500 lbs a pop, that's about 42 tons worth. Must've raided the Manhole Cover Store and loaded up his big rig with them. Sheesh... A lot of work for one guy working one night.

12 posted on 01/25/2013 11:15:42 PM PST by LibWhacker
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13 posted on 01/25/2013 11:17:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Mastador1

I have dealt with many manhole covers, it amuses me that in the movies they remove and replace them as though they are made of 10 pounds of wood.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 11:19:28 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: JoeProBono

He sure looks like a manhole lover.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 11:21:16 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: JoeProBono

Good thing he has that hard hat on!!


16 posted on 01/25/2013 11:22:06 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
charged with felony counts of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false verification to a secondhand metal dealer.

So...false documents are still illegal in traditional situations, I bet they weren't even federal documents.

17 posted on 01/25/2013 11:22:50 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: ansel12

Yeah it’s easy enough to crush a finger or toe with two people, I just don’t see one guy getting away with it that many times without injury.


18 posted on 01/25/2013 11:23:42 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Bullish

LOL


19 posted on 01/25/2013 11:25:39 PM PST by LibWhacker
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20 posted on 01/25/2013 11:30:56 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Mastador1

I always meant to buy a hook, but instead always used a thick screw driver to start it.

When you are alone like I almost always was, it is easy to imagine unpleasant happenings, including getting both hands pinned, while all the fingers are broken, it was always a little nerve wracking to lift them, especially at 2am in quiet areas.


21 posted on 01/25/2013 11:33:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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22 posted on 01/25/2013 11:34:20 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

ROTFL.

Christopher Fink’s mother or his accomplice?
She’s very pleased!


23 posted on 01/25/2013 11:43:51 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: JoeProBono
He was simply building an addition to his home.


24 posted on 01/25/2013 11:54:11 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: ansel12

Or carry big bags of gold around like loaves of bread.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 11:54:20 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hugin

I don’t get it.


26 posted on 01/26/2013 12:04:43 AM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: JoeProBono
What 166 manhole covers might look like.


27 posted on 01/26/2013 12:30:55 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

LOL. You counted?
Oreo’s!


28 posted on 01/26/2013 12:37:20 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ansel12
Mr. Fink is clearly not guilty. Even if his case goes all the way to the Supremes, he can continue to claim it was a religious expression and had to do with rituals related to the Mayan calender celebration and the end of end times.


29 posted on 01/26/2013 12:41:40 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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30 posted on 01/26/2013 12:42:57 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Daffynition

Interesting, plus it calls “manhole” covers, “access” covers, which is still grossing out the dude in post 9.


31 posted on 01/26/2013 12:46:32 AM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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32 posted on 01/26/2013 12:47:15 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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33 posted on 01/26/2013 12:52:51 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: ansel12
Imagine a half-gallon of milk. That is roughly two liters (actually a bit less.) A bag of gold that size has a mass of 38 kg. (~83 lbs.) They toss gold bags around in the movies like they're full of flour, which is actually lighter than water.
34 posted on 01/26/2013 1:40:11 AM PST by FredZarguna ("The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." -- Henry the Sixth Part II, 4.2.71-78)
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To: Daffynition; onyx

So, that’s 299, which gives 1.8 Oreos per male pie hole. Is that metric or English?


35 posted on 01/26/2013 1:49:03 AM PST by FredZarguna (Yes, I counted. 23 * 13 = 299. 299/166 gives 1.8 Oreos to cover a manhole.)
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To: FredZarguna; Hugin

Thanks guys, I have noticed the gold thing before (many times), but I didn’t notice it to that extent, nor always.

I knew that gold was heavy, but I just never put it all together as THAT heavy.

Thanks Hugin, sorry I missed it.


36 posted on 01/26/2013 1:56:23 AM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: FredZarguna

LOL. I cheated. Accidentally read your tagline!
You’re the best!
God bless and keep you, dearest FredZarguna.


37 posted on 01/26/2013 2:03:19 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: JoeProBono
giving false verification to a secondhand metal dealer.

They wanted Capone SO badly on that rap, but had to take a plea down to tax evasion.

38 posted on 01/26/2013 2:03:45 AM PST by FredZarguna (And it's a felony beef.)
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39 posted on 01/26/2013 2:19:46 AM PST by FredZarguna (And it's a felony beef.)
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To: FredZarguna
Farsi. Actually. ;)

299، که به 1.8 Oreos در هر سوراخ پای مرد

40 posted on 01/26/2013 3:10:13 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: FredZarguna
Send in the clowns.


41 posted on 01/26/2013 3:12:02 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

Looks like a typical upstanding, law-abiding citizen to me.


42 posted on 01/26/2013 3:22:25 AM PST by driftless2
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To: JoeProBono
Neat idea!

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. - Archimedes

Railcar Mover

43 posted on 01/26/2013 3:28:53 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: JoeProBono

I can’t imagine hitting the open hole with a car......major, major damage.


44 posted on 01/26/2013 3:32:53 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Mastador1; LibWhacker

See Post #5

Tools are our Friends!


45 posted on 01/26/2013 3:33:52 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: Hot Tabasco

“I can’t imagine hitting the open hole with a car......major, major damage.”

In Managua, Nicaragua, on the 6 lane divided highway going to the airport, they had a open rectangular manhole that looked about 3 feet by 5 feet. It also looked 4+ feet deep.

Thankfully, it was in the center of the middle lane and I managed to straddle it the first time I saw it.

“REMEMBER THIS SPOT! REMEMBER THIS SPOT!”


46 posted on 01/26/2013 3:42:46 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: BwanaNdege

Manhole cover, drinking water Manhole cover, dated 1997, Reparto San Juan, Managua. Compared to the older manhole covers here in Nicaragua, all of a sudden this one is in plastic and from Texas. Now that tells you something, I guess.


47 posted on 01/26/2013 4:44:34 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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48 posted on 01/26/2013 4:48:45 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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49 posted on 01/26/2013 4:50:26 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Liberty Valance

lol on the pic of Anderson Cooper creeping near a man hole.


50 posted on 01/26/2013 4:59:44 AM PST by DouglasKC
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