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Granite City man electrocuted trying to steal power lines

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A 34-year-old Granite City man is dead after investigators say he was electrocuted trying to steal electric power lines.

Mark Becker was found early Friday morning just outside Alton.

He was in contact with overhead wires that had been cut from an Ameren utility pole.

Investigators believe he was going to try to sell the copper in the wires from the scrap.

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