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Police Catch Man Stripping Copper Wire

Copper Wire 04-09-13

Photo courtesy: Ripon Police Dept.

RIPON-

Police in Ripon say they caught a man stripping copper wire Tuesday morning at a Save Mart Market.

Officers showed up at the grocery store on Goodwin Drive after getting calls about a man taking wire out of a light pole behind the store.

Police say Sunil Dutt, 42, was arrest almost immediately, but the copper wire he was found with did not come from the light pole.

Dutt was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant out of Merced.