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Vandalism strikes new Manuka Oval lights

By johnboy - 16 December 2012 21

lighting vandalism

Affinity Electrical has tweeted damage to the new lighting at Manuka Oval.

If it’s a crusty old killjoy nut I look forward to seeing him hung from the light towers.

And god help them if this fouls up the PM’s XI.

We’ll keep you posted as more comes to hand.

UPDATE 17/12/12 13:23: ACT Policing have finally made a statement:

ACT Policing is investigating damage at Manuka Oval over the weekend in which power cables were cut on a newly installed light tower.

Early yesterday morning (16 December) workers at the site discovered a number of the electrical cables had been cut.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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21 Responses to
Vandalism strikes new Manuka Oval lights
Conan of Cooma 8:27 am 17 Dec 12

Someone shouldn’t have left the door open!

FXST01 8:22 am 17 Dec 12

The stupid thing is, it’s just going to cost more now. They’ll be first in line to complain about rate rises.

The naivety of some people, I’ll cut these wires to show I’m not happy, thinking those responsible for the lights will go, ‘gee someone doesn’t want these here, better move them then’.

c_c™ 2:37 am 17 Dec 12

johnboy said :

The sad thing is that in a third world country it’s an easy fix, just splice the wires and a light somewhere gets the juice.

With any sort of quality assurance they need to know which wire is powering which light. And with long warmup times I can seeing this being a painstaking and difficult process.

Bet their wishing they’d hired the same security company who was monitoring that Northside worksite where the guard captured the offender.

johnboy 12:15 am 17 Dec 12

The sad thing is that in a third world country it’s an easy fix, just splice the wires and a light somewhere gets the juice.

With any sort of quality assurance they need to know which wire is powering which light. And with long warmup times I can seeing this being a painstaking and difficult process.

Panhead 12:06 am 17 Dec 12

i feel like s*** when something like this happens to a simple light or power circuit. I would neck myself if I was working on the these lights….

goggles13 11:07 pm 16 Dec 12

wtf are some people thinking when they do this sort of stuff?

Holden Caulfield 11:07 pm 16 Dec 12

Well that sucks.

Pandy 10:32 pm 16 Dec 12

All I can say is that crucifixion is to the right.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:00 pm 16 Dec 12

Grade A retards.

And yeah such a shame they did not fry.

Nimby scum.

ScienceRules 9:57 pm 16 Dec 12

I may be showing my lack of technical expertise here, but I wouldn’t have the first idea of how to vandalise such a light! Seems the world has moved on without me…

Thumper 9:35 pm 16 Dec 12

Growling Ferret said :

Its almost a shame they didn’t find the charred body of the criminal still holding the cutting implement.

Second that.

poetix 9:31 pm 16 Dec 12

Christmas is getting to me already. I looked at the photo and thought someone had thrown fettuccine inside the metal bit.

But this is a really selfish thing to do. Is there CCTV in the area?

c_c™ 8:56 pm 16 Dec 12

Could very well be vandalism, but could also be copper thieves who didn’t succeed pulling it out. Either way low lives behind this.

Growling Ferret 8:43 pm 16 Dec 12

Its almost a shame they didn’t find the charred body of the criminal still holding the cutting implement.

buzz819 5:37 pm 16 Dec 12

I wonder which one of the near by residents who are opposed to night time sports committed this act of stupidity?

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