Life at the scrap yard

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After eight stolen Indiana school buses were discovered shredded and ready to be sold in a Chicago scrap yard, Turi asks Gale, a scrap yard owner, where the metals typically come from, how much money can be made on a haul and some of the strangest items people have brought in to be salvaged.


Cmdr. Eugene Roy of the Area Central Detectives Division walks past a pile of bus remnants at SRV Metal Scrapper, 3405 S. Lawndale Ave. Friday, March 8, 2013, in Chicago. Buses were reported missing by Sunrise Transportation Thursday night. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)