Manhole covers stolen in Fredericksburg, economy surely to blame

(Flickr/Joe Shlabotnik)

Perhaps you didn't believe us when we told you that, as the economy continues to lag, people are resorting to stealing assorted metal objects. Here's further proof: a rash of manhole-cover thefts in Fredericksburg. They weigh as much as 75 pounds, and are only worth $100 — an awful weight-to-value ratio that shows just how desperate some of us have become.

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