DETROIT
06/05/2013 09:44 am ET

House Takes Testimony To Toughen Rules For Metal Thieves, Scrap Yards

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LANSING — West Bloomfield businessman Randy Yono wasn’t able to get to Lansing Tuesday to testify in support of a package of bills that would toughen up laws against the stripping of homes, buildings, railroad tracks and utility polls.

He was too busy worrying about the $2 million-$3 million worth of metal and equipment stripped from a vacant Southfield hotel he owned and was hoping to renovate and reopen.

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