Department of Aviation employee charged with stealing copper wire from Midway Airport runway

August 16, 2012 3:24:32 PM PDT
A city employee is accused of stealing copper wire from Midway Airport.

Prosecutors say 57-year-old David Coates was seen cutting pieces from a copper runway wire on surveillance video.

Coates works for the Department of Aviation.

Police say 500 feet of wire had been taken over a three-day period and sold at a scrap yard.


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