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Man arrested for stealing copper from cell tower

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – It all started, and ended at a cell phone tower in Southwest OKC. One man was taken in custody, and charged with trying to steal copper wiring right from the tower Thursday afternoon.

Police have not released his name. Investigators say the man drove up to the cell tower on his red bike, and used bolt cutters to try and cut the wire.

The man didn’t get much before police say a security camera on the cell tower caught his movements and the alarm company alerted police.

AT&T released a statement thanking law enforcement for their quick action.