Doc had a pair of funny crime stories for you on today’s show: the man who decided to steal a train by getting into the conductor’s seat and the man who up and stole an entire railroad bridge.
“How do you do that?” Kal asked. The answer: “Piece by piece.”
Tell me the stories:
- A man in Indiana who had been asking city officials since 1991 if he could purchase and dismantle an abandoned railroad bridge to use for scrap finally got what he wanted. Kenneth Morrison took matters into his hands by taking apart the bridge and selling the scrap for $18,000. His defense is that he saved the city money.
- A 20-year-old has been charged with two counts of theft for trying to steal a train that was attached to another train. In Arizona, Julio Rodriguez was discovered in the engineer’s seat of a locomotive. He reportedly told police that he got into the train, read the operation instructions and started releasing brake levers and getting the locomotive ready to move.
Doc wondered what these guys were thinking. Even if you manage to steal a train, don’t you know it’s probably a bad long-term decision? And isn’t someone going to notice that a railroad bridge is missing?