As we enter the End Game of the American experiment we're going to see many new industries emerging. Industries like the kidnapping of people that look wealthy industry. Or the growth field of hoarding food, water and ammunition. And, of course, the exciting new "jab" of stealing bits and pieces of our decaying infrastructure. Copper wires. Sewer lids. Dishwashing machines.
These are the currencies of the new economy.
Just be careful not to get electrocuted.
NJ Transit says a man survived after he was shocked while trying to steal overhead rail wires Wednesday.
NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says the man fell onto the lines at Roseville Avenue in Newark around 4 a.m.
The suspect has been identified as 41-year-old Eric Vega of Newark.
He was taken to a hospital.
Today's incident follows a rash of bizarre thefts of people trying to make a quick buck.
Last week, The Post also reported on the increase in metal-recycling
thefts, with trash-pickers looting curbs for items like old dishwashers.