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Alleged copper wire thief dies after suffering electrical burns

May 7, 2012 | 11:30 am

 

A 26-year-old man who was seriously burned allegedly while trying to take copper wiring from a Southern California Edison electrical relay station has died, according to the San Bernardino County coroner’s office.

Michael Morga Garcia, a San Bernardino resident, died at 8:32 p.m. Sunday at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, the coroner’s office reported on its website.

Garcia was taken to the hospital after suffering the electrical burns about 2 a.m. Saturday at the relay station, which is on Stoddard Avenue, just south of Rialto Avenue, the coroner said.

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