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Man guilty of stealing nearly 70 air conditioners

August 1, 2012

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— A Wichita man has admitted he stole copper inside nearly 70 air conditioners earlier this year.

Forty-one-year-old Byron Stuckey will be sentenced Aug. 30 for felony theft and attempting to elude officers.

Stuckey was captured July 11 after stealing copper from an air conditioner at southeast Wichita house.

Police say they believe Stuckey stole at least 68 air conditioners, including from several churches. The cost of replacing the damaged units exceeded $100,000.

Stuckey pleaded guilty last Friday in Sedgwick County District Court.

Comments

Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

It might be interesting to know who was buying all the copper this miscreant was selling.

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Agnostick 1 year, 8 months ago

1) )Four solid wood posts, sunk firmly into the ground of an open, bare field

2) Attach pieces of corrugated tin to the posts, resulting in an upright metal box. Dimensions should be 28" X 28".... height should be no more than 77".

3) Attach final piece of corrugated tin to the top, to provide a roof, shelter.

4) Allow no more than 4" space at the bottom of the box, and another 4" just under the roof.

5) Strip the subject down to nothing but a thong, and put him in the box for one week.

6) Small bowl of hot oatmeal for breakfast... ham sandwich for lunch... a one liter bottle of water for dinner.

7) Subject may use empty bottle(s) for liquid waste capture... or... "recycling"... if he gets desperate.

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otto 1 year, 8 months ago

My guess would be he stole the whole outside ac unit to strip and sell the metal, just a guess though. It sounds interesting to say they are copper thieves.

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Ricky_Vaughn 1 year, 8 months ago

Shouldn't the headline say something about stealing copper? I mean, he wasn't really stealing the air conditioners.

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