Pa. Couple Damages Poles to Pay for Wedding

Police say a western Pennsylvania couple cut down copper wire from 18 utility poles because they
needed money to pay for their wedding.

Online court records don't list defense attorneys for 24-year-old April Cater and 23-year-old Joseph Russell, both of North Sewickley Township, and The Associated Press could not immediately locate a listed phone for the couple.

The couple faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 24 on theft and other charges for allegedly cutting down the wire on Aug. 9, four days before their wedding. Police say Russell told them he had lost his job at an auto parts store and needed the money. Police say the couple sold the wire to a salvage company the day after they allegedly stole it.

PennPower officials tell the Beaver County Times it will cost nearly $400 each to repair each pole.

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