Alleged mercury bandits not too swift
`Authorities said the suspects broke into the facility on Tuesday and stole a jar of the highly toxic substance. They allegedly spilled 10 pounds on the company’s site and another roughly 10 pounds in the driveway and parking lot of the apartments.
Police said the suspects admitted to playing with the mercury, which forms small beads when released in liquid form. One of the suspects told a TV news crew that one of the four had dipped a cigarette into the mercury.’