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Electrician offers free help to restaurant owner after copper theft

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Jason Daniels, owner of Titan Electrical, is repairing the restaurant free of charge. Jason Daniels, owner of Titan Electrical, is repairing the restaurant free of charge.
Lynette Hill, owner of Carnival Foods, says someone broke into her business Thursday morning and stole all of the copper, cutting off all electricity to her restaurant. Lynette Hill, owner of Carnival Foods, says someone broke into her business Thursday morning and stole all of the copper, cutting off all electricity to her restaurant.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Help is being offered to the restaurant owner whose business was stripped of its copper wiring. The theft left the owner in tears, wondering whether she would be able to reopen.

Lynette Hill, owner of Carnival Foods, says someone broke into her business Thursday morning and stole all of the copper, cutting off all electricity to her restaurant.

"I had to throw a lot of meats, because they all thawed," she explained.

Hill spent the day Friday taking and filling orders with the materials she still has, and without electricity.

The owner of an electrical company saw Hill's story on Action News 5 and stepped up to help.

"I really thought it was gonna be a lot worse than what this is," said Jason Daniels, who owns Titan Electrical. "Not really a real big deal, I told them early next week we'd be able to get it taken care of and get the power back on. So that they can continue operating."

Daniels says the crime probably that took less than five minutes. But the damage would cost Hill more to repair that what the thieves would make selling the copper wiring.

"Easily them getting $30 out of the job can turn in to several hundred dollars for someone who's getting back on," explained Daniels.

But this project will not cost Hill a dime. Daniels, who reached out via Action News 5's Facebook page, is donating his time as a way to pay forward people who helped him start his business.

"Saw somebody that needed and electrician and said, 'Hey, I can help out,'" he said.

Hill says she is extremely grateful to Daniels for stepping up in her time of need.

As previously mentioned, Carnival Foods is still open, running limited services off of a generator that costs $100 dollars per day to operate.

No arrests have been made in the copper theft case.

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