Texas man electrocuted trying to steal copper from transformer, police say

Texas man electrocuted trying to steal copper from transformer, police say

A man was electrocuted early Sunday morning, and police believe he tried while trying to steal copper from a transformer.

A 25-year-old Texas man was electrocuted early Sunday after possibly trying to steal copper from a transformer on a telephone pole in Dallas, police said.

Gabrield Monjaraz, was found dead by police about 30 feet away from the transformer after authorities responded to a 911 caller at 3:12 a.m. who said she heard gunshots, WFAA reported.

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When first responders arrived, they thought Monjarez had been hit by a vehicle, The Dallas Morning News reported. However, the Dallas County medical examiner determined Monjaraz had been electrocuted.

After investigating the scene, police found Monjaraz was wearing rubber gloves and the nearby transformer had black marks on it, KTVT reported.