Bzztttttttt! Ouch!

There's dumb and then there's really dumb:

Two Somerset County, Pa., men are charged with trying to steal live power lines that were still attached to a transformer and utility poles.

Kevin Lee Lytle, 27, and Daniel Jay Basinger, 24, both of Confluence, were shocked during the theft attempt on May 3 in Lower Turkeyfoot Township. Both were charged this week, but only Basinger was well enough to attend his arraignment on the attempted-theft charge.

Police say the incident disrupted power to area residences for about five hours. *