Finally, a good use for Photo Radar.
For two years a forty year-old Polish man was siphoning electrical power from a speed camera near his house in Mragowo, a town north of Warsaw. Piotr W. tapped into the ticket camera using an extension cord buried two feet underground in December of 2007. Seems he was powering his neighbor, also.
--Two years of high electricity bills! My wife would have been all over that the first month--
Piotr and girlfriend have to pay a fine and re-imburse the city for $1,200 worth of juice. They'll avoid jail time. It is not mentioned what became of the neighbors.
Read the article at The Newspaper: Polish Underground