Contemporary And Classic Copper Capers


‘Call them the copper capers.’

‘Since last fall, as commodity prices for metals have skyrocketed, local thieves learned that pilfering metal irrigation equipment from the city’s grand parkways is a quicker way to riches than collecting aluminum cans.’

‘The copper contraption that is drawing thieves is called a backflow preventer. It weighs between 20 to 30 pounds.

‘Thieves can get from $20 to $60 at scrap metal prices for the devices, said Denver police analyst Tony Brukhardt.’

Nothin’ new. Johnny Carson and Jack Webb had a similar case in 1968.