crimes and misdemeanors

Brooklyn Alchemist Turned Manhole Covers Into Cocaine, Heroin

Photo: Evan Agostini/Liaison Agency

The Great Missing Manhole Cover Mystery of 2012 has been solved, and the explanation is exactly what you expected: Police say that 46-year-old Andrew Modica of Brooklyn, who was arrested yesterday and charged with the thefts, was selling the lids as scrap metal to feed his crack, cocaine, and heroin habits.

Manhole Thief Caught