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Dept. of Transportation Workers Caught Stealing 60 Metal Grates Along I-95 (VIDEO)

Dept. of Transportation Workers Caught Stealing 60 Metal Grates Along I-95 (VIDEO)

By Elizabeth Hur
October 9, 2012 11:59 PM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - An Eyewitness News Exclusive – thieves leave potentially dangerous road hazards around Philadelphia and PennDOT is shocked to learn who is accused of doing the stealing for scrap metal.

When you’re driving on a highway, you probably don’t even realize they’re there: drainage grates found along the shoulder.

According to PennDOT, they have been “mysteriously disappearing” over the last year, putting drivers in danger.

Then came news of an arrest on Tuesday of four men, subcontractors hired by PennDOT to maintain the highways.

Read more: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/10/09/suspects-arreste...



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Metal is expensive. I

Metal is expensive. I remember it cost the high school I went to $120 to replace a shower grate in a locker room after some vandals stole it. And it was 4 inches in diameter.

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That's the Taxpayer Rate

Government always overpays for stuff. $1,000 each for those grates is highway robbery. Metal is not THAT expensive. The investigation should move from the workers who stole the grates to the company who makes them and the public officials who agreed to pay such a high price. I wouldn't be surprised if there is an unethical link between the two.