Thief Explodes Himself By Peeing On Power Transformer

Michael Harper, 36, was in the middle of robbing a power substation when he decided, hey, why not urinate on the power transformer. The transformer exploded, Harper caught on fire, and 2000 people lost power. Dunce.

Harper and an accomplice were stealing copper wire (naturally) from the station. To keep from being electrocuted, they had insulated the wires with oil. Which, of course, catches on fire when a moron pees on a transformer and sends sparks flying around.

Harper was "permanently disfigured" by the explosion and sentenced to a year in jail. [Leicester Mercury via via Fark]

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