Attorney General Tours Building Damaged by Copper Thieves

Attorney General Hood believes a new law will give his office more power in tracking down, and prosecuting those who benefit from the sale of illegal copper.

“It’s amazing the extent that they’ll go through to steal copper out of a building and the damage that they’ll do is just incredible,” said Hood. “We’re in hopes that this new legislation the legislature passed on dealing with copper theft and different type of metal theft will prevent a lot of this cause they won’t have a market for it.”

Some metal recyclers aren’t too happy with some portions of the new law. Those include a tag and hold rule and mailing checks to people selling the metals.