Police in Wichita believe a man found dead near a utility pole was electrocuted while trying to steal copper.
KAKE-TV reports a passer-by called 911 after finding the body Friday afternoon in southern Wichita.
Police Lt. Dennis Wilson says a bicycle was leaning against a power pole. A flashlight and bolt cutters were found nearby.
Investigators believe the man attempted to cut a 7,200-volt power line and was electrocuted sometime overnight.
The man was thought to be in his 20s. He was not immediately identified.