Copper thieves Burn Down City’s Christmas Tree

Posted on: December 16, 2010

In Birmingham, Alabama copper thieves trying to steal copper wire, burned down the city’s 35-foot-tall Christmas tree. These Grinch type thieves tried to steal Christmas from the city. Police were unable to catch the thieves and for a couple of hours the city had no Christmas Tree.

Police report showed that the thieves stripped electrical wires off the Norwegian Spruce early Wednesday morning, and then started a fire. The thieves were attempting to separate the copper wire from the plastic insulation on Christmas decorations. The fire spread to the tree and the tree burned.

However, there is good news for the city of Birmingham; a local radio station donated a new tree within hours. Hopefully these low-life thieves will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest.

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