Copper-theft suspect shocked to death

February 17, 2011

An Indianapolis man was electrocuted early Thursday morning while apparently trying to steal copper wiring from a rooftop transformer bank near downtown. Jeff Reynolds, 31, was found dead at the scene after an accomplice on the ground reported a "huge blue flash." Indianapolis Power & Light Co. workers say the transformer bank on the Circle City Industrial Complex at 1125 Brookside Ave. carried 24,000 volts.