8 school buses stolen, shredded into 'big pile of scrap'
Eight school buses were stolen from the Far South Side overnight and driven to a salvage yard, where they were cut apart and shredded into a two-story pile of scrap, police said.The logo for the Sunrise Bus company could be seen among the shards of metal at SRV Metal Scrapper, 3405 S. Lawndale Avenue, police said. Three people were taken into custody.
Now, here's the kicker. The buses had GPS units installed, so the police knew where they were at all times. Apparently they followed the signal to the yard, where they found the buses already cut up and shredded. This concerns me for one reason and one reason only: The city of Chicago has junkyards with shredders so powerful they can reduce a SCHOOL BUS to metal shards? Is there that much call for industrial shredding?
On another note, who in bloody blazes thought they'd be able to get away with stealing EIGHT school buses? Did they think they wouldn't notice eight 40 foot long buses? Or a two story pile of scrap with the bus company logo on it? School buses run about $75K new, so this stunt cost the school district more than half a million dollars.Wonder how they're going to get that money back?
It's a shame we don't have public flogging any more, it really is...
That is all.