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Updated: 03/20/2014 08:00:00AM

Report: Soda can IDs copper thief

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PORT CHARLOTTE — A 44-year-old Punta Gorda man was charged Tuesday for allegedly selling over 160 pounds of copper wire stolen from Florida Power & Light.

His accomplice — who stole the copper — is still at large, but he’s been identified thanks in part to a Sprite can left behind at the scene, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

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