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Two Pennsylvania men accused of stealing a bridge

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While the rest of the world was distracted by Occupy Wall Street, two men in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania had the opportunity to steal a fifty-foot bridge. That's right. Like the kind you walk or drive across. Or, if you're a fifteen-year old boy with a gauge earring and an unstable home life, the kind you spray graffiti on. Or, if you're these dudes, the kind that you would want to steal.   

Benjamin Arthur Jones, 24, and Alexander William Jones, 25, were arrested last Friday for allegedly stealing the Covert's Crossing Bridge, a privately owned steel bridge. According to local police, the men took the bridge apart with a blow torch, selling the scrap metal to local vendors. They are currently being held on $25,000 bail, and face felony charges of criminal mischief, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.   

Police say that the bridge, which did not attract that much commercial traffic, was stolen either late September or earlier this month. So why were these gentlemen not apprehended by the authorities sooner? Did no one find it suspicious when these guys rolled up to the Taco Bell drive-in for a late-night/post-bridge theft snack, with a blow torch and 15.5 tons of scrap metal in the backseat? And where was the ACME Detective Agency during this investigation? Surely Carmen Sandiego is harder to find than two drunk idiots bragging to the local bartender about that one time that they totally stole a bridge.