Thursday, January 17, 2008

Mobile, Alabama Copper Thief Gets Lead Instead

Mobile, Alabama

From January 17, 2008 WKRG channel 5:
A would be thief tried stealing copper but ended up with lead instead.

Mobile Police say Thursday morning around 9:30am two people appeared to be stealing copper wiring from a home on Hathcox Street.

The home owner, Fifty year-old, Gregory Hudson who lives next door to the home under renovation, confronted the two people after seeing them in the home.

One of the intruders, police say, threatened Hudson with a bladed weapon, Hudson and the suspect became involved in a physical altercation during which time Hudson shot the man striking him once in the abdomen.

The injured intruder was taken to USA Medical Center to be treated and could face charges of burglary and menacing once he is released from the hospital.

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