Authorities say metal thieves are suspected of stealing 41 lightning rods from the parking deck of a hospital in Athens.
Police say the rods are valued at $1,450. Athens-Clarke County police tell The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/VVLFiT) that the devices were stolen from Athens Regional Medical Center's parking deck on Talmadge Drive.
Police say a security guard realized the lightning rods were missing Wednesday, but could not recall when he last saw them.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com
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