Once you make possession of PVC pipe a crime, only criminals will have PVC pipe ... right? Maybe not. Remember the blog post back on Aug. 7 about Pittsburgh making it against the law to have PVC pipe in public places? The city passed the law in advance of next week's G-20 summit meeting, to stop people at protest rallies from linking themselves together in tough-to-break formations. Apparently police are taking the law seriously. According to this report from Pittsburgh's ABC affiliate WTAE, police have visited Redzone Robotics twice in the past few weeks, confiscating 60-foot-long PVC pipe in an alley where the firm does test work. Redzone doesn't plan to use the pipe to make "sleeping dragon" protest formations -- they use it to test robotic pipe inspection equipment.
Busted for possession of PVC pipe
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