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OKCPD: Man electrocuted while trying to steal copper wire

(KOKH/FILE)

Oklahoma City police say a man was killed while he was trying to steal copper wire from a light pole.

According to police, the suspect was trying to take the wire from a pole near Reno and Martin Luther King Ave at around 4 a..m. Investigators say the man electrocuted himself and died.

The man's name has not been released.

Police told FOX 25 OG&E crews were repairing the light pole.

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