JASPER, Ala. (TCD) — There’s no getting signals crossed on this oddity: A 200-foot tower and other materials were reportedly stolen from a local radio station seemingly in the middle of the night.
On Friday, WJLX-M’s station manager Brett Elmore posted on Facebook about the major theft. He said a Bush Hog crew was doing cleanup work at a tower site near a poultry farm when he received a call from one of the crew members who informed Elmore that the building was vandalized and the 200-foot tower was gone.
Elmore wrote, “They stole every piece of equipment out of the building, cut the guy wires to the tower and SOMEHOW managed to down a 200′ tower and take it from the property.”
Elmore told WDZK-TV, “When he arrived, he called me on Friday and said, ‘The tower’s gone.’ I said, ‘What do you mean the tower’s gone? Are you sure you’re in the right place?’ He said, ‘The tower’s gone. There’s wires everywhere, and it’s gone.'”
Elmore said the thievery “really hurts a small business like this,” but he is confident police will locate the culprit.
Elmore spoke with Inside Radio and said, “I don’t see some guy off the street doing this. This looks like a professional hit.”
In his Facebook post, Elmore shared that Jasper Police are investigating and that it is a “FEDERAL crime to tamper with a federally licensed facility.”
Elmore told Inside Radio, “Honestly, I can say that I’ve seen it all.”
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