Pa. suspects soaked trying to steal working pipes

AP News
Posted: Nov 12, 2009 4:09 PM

Two western Pennsylvania residents need attorneys and, perhaps, a plumber. Police in Ambridge said they arrested 32-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman after the couple were seen standing _ soaking wet _ in an alley about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said the couple had tried to steal copper pipes from a vacant apartment building, not realizing that water service was still turned on inside.

Police found two screwdrivers and a knife on the couple, tools that appeared to have been damaged attempting to pry something open. When police went inside the building, they saw water gushing from an overhead pipe.

The couple are in the Beaver County Jail on burglary and other charges. Ambridge is about 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.


Information from: Beaver County Times,