If you are ever wandering near an abandoned building ...
(Or a new house under construction, or ...)
And see one of these ...
Know that you are seeing is probably what is referred to (by me anyway) as
A Tweaker Glove.
A Tweaker is a person who is addicted to Meth.
When they are high, they are known to be "Tweaking".
They frequently steal metal - to sell to recyclers, to fuel their addiction.
They wear these gloves, coated palms, to pull wires.
It gives them a better grip.
They wear them to load their stolen loot ... so they don't get cut by sharp pieces of metal, or shards of glass.
I see these gloves all the time now.
"Oh look, another tweaker glove."
And I feel sad.
What a waste.