Sara Inés Calderón - Express-News
Arriving deputies found Higdon on the ground, screaming in pain and with his clothes burned off, according to the police report. He was never charged with a crime because of his injuries.
“He ended up losing (his) kidneys over this, and his arms and legs had to be amputated,” Soward said.
“It's something we've been dealing with about four years now, when the price of copper went up,” Soward said. Abandoned buildings are popular targets, he said, adding, “They've hit practically every cell phone tower in the county.”