Eight school buses were stolen from the Chicago Far South Side overnight and driven to a salvage yard, where they were cut apart and shredded into a two-story pile of scrap, police said.
The name of the Sunrise bus company could be seen among the shards of metal at SRV Metal Scrapper, 3405 S. Lawndale Avenue, police said. Four people were taken into custody, including the owner of the company. When the GPS signals were tracked down to the West Side, Bonnett said he expected to find 8 buses parked there. “We expected to come in and see our buses, not a 2 story mound of scrap. “I don’t know why they would do it,” said Joe Pickard, chief economist for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Washington, D.C. “It seems like a lot of effort for not a big return. What would motivate an individual, (they’re) school buses.”
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