Sewer Fishing


Eliel Santos fishes New York City's grates every day, reeling in enough bounty to sustain him for the last eight years, he told the New York Post in April. The "fishing line" Santos, 38, uses is dental floss, with electrician's tape and Blue-Touch mouse glue — equipment "he controls with the precision of an archer," the Post wrote. Biggest catch? A $1,800 (pawned value) gold and diamond bracelet, but the most popular items now are iPhones, which texting-on-the-move pedestrians seem to have trouble hanging onto.

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