Shangai Summer 2004
Originally uploaded by Marc van der Chijs.
Shanghai has launched a crackdown on hairdressers, restaurants and residents stealing power from the municipal grid, which is already strapped by severe summer shortages.
More than 1,000 inspectors from the city’s power department have teamed up with local police to scour Shanghai for electricity larceny, 95 percent of which was committed by “residential power thieves”.
I wonder how many people get hurt or even die each year when trying to steal power. (Source: Xinhua/Reuters)