WITN  | Greenville, NC  | News, Weather, Sports

Pennsylvania Plumber Pleads To Pipe Stealing

A Pennsylvania plumber faces jail time after using his skills to steal pipes from restaurant bathrooms and sell the purloined metal for scrap.

Daniel Rushton pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking chrome-plated and brass pipes from toilets and urinals at restaurants in suburban communities northwest of Philadelphia.

The 30-year-old Clifton Heights man said he sold the pipes as scrap metal to support a drug habit.

One investigator had said it took the plumber about four minutes to shut off the water and remove the pipes. Some of his exploits were caught on video surveillance cameras.

Prosecutor Tony Gil calls it one of the stranger crimes he's seen. Rushton faces similar charges in Delaware County and Philadelphia.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 39993012 - witn.com/a?a=39993012