According to an article in the Washington Post, a couple from western Pennsylvania stripped poles of copper wire to pay for their wedding. The groom, Joseph Russell, lost his job prior to the wedding date and allegedly cut down the copper wire from 18 utility poles with his wife, April Carter. The couple then sold the copper to a salvage company for money that went into their wedding fund. The couple has a hearing on October 24 for theft and other charges for cutting down the wire from poles that would each cost $400 to fix.
The Washington Post, www.washingtonpost.com