I thought about that too but the first thing they guy did after jumping the fence was check the pump room / storage room door.They may have been looking for a place to take a dip later that night and were trying to figure out how to turn the heater on so the pool was heated up when they returned. Maybe they were planning a late not party at the pool? I wouldn't think that they would be trying to steal the heater, but I have not seen it all yet.
Agreed. But until some of these owner/operators of scrap metal/recycle centers get jailed and fined for receiving stolen property, the market for these little tweaker-cockroaches will continue to flourish. Same goes for pawn shops. Yeah, there's laws and regulations wherein they're supposed to get a photo ID of the person and tag number of the vehicle but it just ain't happening, folks. Just my 2 cents worth.I bet these guys have stolen copper coils out of air conditioners before.