North Highlands Residents Angered By Broken Street Lights « CBS Sacramento
Copper thieves shut down street lights across North Highlands in recent weeks, and residents who have been living in darkened neighborhoods for nearly two months are losing patience with city officials.
Two North Highlands residents, Dorothy McEachern and Dauna Garton said their street has remained without lighting for seven weeks, and the fear that the darkened neighborhood could attract criminals is building.
Chicago and its old inner-ring suburbs have thousands of homes with solid copper gutters and downspouts, and I have heard of people stealing them. Seems like a hard crime to get away with, though.