Skowhegan Woman Claims She Used to Have Indoor Plumbing

SKOWHEGAN — Retired school teacher Jane Arthur said she was terrified to go back into her house this month after thieves broke in and stripped the vacant two-story building of its copper plumbing. Arthur, who rents an apartment within sight of her house on Main Street, said her plumber told her it appeared the burglars used professional cutting tools to take the piping. “They were pretty brazen; they came in through the garage and broke the locks in the shed — there are three doors they had to break through,” Arthur, a member of the local school board said. “They went everywhere there was copper pipes; they stripped the house bare of all the copper pipes. These were desperate people, but they knew what they were doing. (read more at the Maine Sentinel)