Church explodes on thieves cutting power cables

By on Dec 16, 2012 in United States, World Comments
Church explodes on thieves

Westway Baptist Church
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The church power cables explodes on thieves trying to steal them from the main electrical line in Harris County, Houston, according to an ABC News on Thursday, December 13, 2012. (Watch the ABC video below)

Michael Kirtley, head deacon of the Westway Baptist Church, explained that the church’s “security alarms went off at 2 a.m. on Wednesday and that’s when our church member Homer Pate notified the Harris County Sheriff‘s department of the robbery.”

Reports say that a surveillance camera recording showed a man trying to cut the main power line near the street. An explosion occurred after another man was seen cutting cable wires at the breaker box.

Initial investigation results indicated that the bolt cutter caused the explosion when it had contact with the copper wire.

According to Kirtley, “The man just blew up into a fire ball. I surely don’t know if he was electrocuted or even alive.”

All local medical facilities were alerted by the church as the robbers might seek treatment due to the explosion.

The head deacon appealed on medical facilities that “If they encounter someone with suspicious burn wounds, we urge them to inform the authorities.” Any information about the attempted robbery can be given to the church by calling them at (281) 894-4542 or the Harris County Sheriff‘s Office.

Due to lack of power, the church canceled all activities scheduled last Wednesday night. The church has rented a generator that they can use for their Sunday services.

Church explodes on thieves in Houston
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