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Burglar, going for copper pipe at old Lehigh Valley Dairy, hits live wire instead, officials say

By Nancy Dougherty, WFMZ.com Reporter, NDougherty@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 27 2012 12:51:53 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 27 2012 01:39:19 PM CST
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WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

A would-be burglar is in the hospital with burns over 50 percent of his body after he hit a live wire while trying to steal copper piping, officials said.

Allentown police said they received a call Monday afternoon from St. Luke's Hospital, where the alleged burglar was taken by a friend after being shocked.

The man was apparently trying to steal copper from the old Lehigh Valley Diary property at 1049 MacArthur Rd. in Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co.

Police had no information about the man's name or condition.