Oct 9, 2007

Electric shock burned one beyond recognition

A thief in Germany was burned beyond recognition by a 10,000 volt electric shock when he tried to steal a live copper cable on Monday. Police in the western city of Duisburg found the 32-year-old man's blackened remains by a set of cable cutters and pile of non-live cables he had already stolen.

The force of the shock was so great that the hand was severed from his body. Only because one of his hands survived incineration were officers able to identify the man as German of Kazakh origin. "His fingerprints were already logged on police files," a local police spokesman said.

So, never underestimate the power of electric shock! via Reuters


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