Two Baton Rouge men were arrested for stealing items from a man’s home and trying to dump them at a Port Allen scrapyard.
Previously, the owner of the items went to different scrapyards in Port Allen and Baton Rouge telling workers he had some items stolen from his home, including electrical wiring and a bathtub, and to notify him if any of the items were dropped off at their yards.
A few days later, workers at a scrapyard in Port Allen called him to say two men had just dropped off items similar to what he had described. The scrapyard employees stalled the two men so the owner could come and confirm the items belonged to him. Consequently, West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested the two men and booked them into the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count each of illegal possession of stolen things.
Source: The Advocate, “WBR sheriff’s deputies arrest two in thefts,” November 27, 2012.