Someone Is Stealing NYC Manhole Covers

NEW YORK - APRIL 23:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Leonardo during the lighting of the Empire State Building green to celebrate their 25th Anniversary on April 23, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Leonardo
Photo: Amy Sussman/2009 Getty Images

"There seems to be a trend or a spate of incidents that seems to be happening at an alarming rate now," a Con-Ed spokesman tells the Times. At 300 pounds each — and with a street value of just $30 a piece —  that seems so not worth it, except as viral marketing for Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles reboot.