Tip For Aspiring Cable Vandals: Read The Newspaper
A $250,00 reward was posted for info leading to the capture of whoever clipped at least 500 strands of underground fiber-optic
south of San Francisco last week.
From SF Chronicle
(bold is my own):
Public safety crews that rely on 911 calls, hospitals trying to access medical records and people who wanted to make a landline or cell phone call, use an ATM or make a purchase with a credit card found services down...
Considering their importance to public safety and the economy, fiber-optic cables are not highly secured. The manholes are on public streets, and their covers generally are not that difficult to remove... The typical manhole cover, a 250- to 350-pound disc of cast iron, can be removed with the use of a J-hook, a steel pole with a hook at one end, or any similar tool.
Am I the only one who finds it odd when "news" of a crime serves as a helpful tip to less clever, would-be copycats? It's like writing a blog post and linking to this
and then this
[image via flickr
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