Power and Thief Knocked Out in Northeast Philadelphia

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo- Delaware Valley News.com The construction site.

By Alex Lloyd Gross

Unless you are working  security, there is no reason to be on a construction site at 2:30 AM. That did not stop a 30 year old male who apparently thought it would be easy to rip some copper wire  out of a construction site  where the old Nabisco plant once stood, at  Byberry and Roosevelt Blvd. The incident happened about 2:40 AM on the morning of September 23, 2019.

As the hapless thief was starting to pull wire, it did not cross his mind that the power may be on. He was electrocuted and suffered serious burns. He had to be removed from the site by ambulance. Power was disrupted to thousands of homes in the area. The construction site is protected by a fence  that cordons off the area.