An Ohio man is dead after an ill-conceived attempt to steal metal. Police believe that 41-year-old Marvin Dixon wanted to steal some iron roof supports, possibly for scrap. This is similar in concept to the better known copper wire thieves.
The only issue was, the iron beams supported the roof of the building he was in. Not deterred, the man used his tools to hack, chop, and otherwise tear through the metal. His endeavor proved to be disastrous.
The weakened roof supports could no longer handle the massive weight of the roof above him, and the structure promptly collapsed, with Dixon underneath it. Emergency crews arrived to pull him from the rubble, but he died soon after.