2. Scarred copper-cable thief

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James Sorby was nearly killed when 22,000 volts of electricity passed through him while he was attempting to steal copper cable from an electrical substation. He spoke remorsefully during a legal proceeding, stating, "When you think of getting involved in something like this, you don't think of the danger."

The U.K. news source The Daily Mail ran photos of Sorby's scarred face and hands. You can see them here if you wish. Showing them to you, unannounced, on this page would have been gratuitous.

Scary indeed.

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