Stupid is as Stupid Does, Ctd

NZ Herald

This is one ute, gay or not that you don’t want to steal, but some moron has. The only question remaining though is how long before the Greens come out and suggest that these devices should be banned because fools might steal them:

Thieves who stole a ute carrying radioactive equipment could be putting themselves and members of the public in serious danger, Christchurch police warn.

The white Ford Courier ute, registration WM1511, was reported stolen from New Brighton on Tuesday.

It was clearly marked with the “Class 7 Radioactive” signs.

But it’s not the ute that have police worried – it’s what’s being carried in the back.

Inspector Marc Paynter of Police National Headquarters said the vehicle held a “density and moisture gauge” that uses radioactive material.

The gauge had two small radioactive sources and although the amount of radioactive material was relatively small and was encapsulated in stainless steel, if it was removed by unskilled operators, it would pose a potential public health and safety concern.

“No one should attempt to operate or disassemble the gauge, due to the adverse health effects if they do,” Mr Paynter said.

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