Friday, July 1, 2011

Man tries stealing copper from FPL

Palmetto -- Palmetto officers arrested a man in connection with a burglary of the Florida Power and Light facility Friday morning.

Johnny Jones III, 34, entered the facility and stole a spool of copper wire, a media release said. Facility security detected an intruder and notified the Palmetto Police Department.

Officers surrounded the facility and deployed a K-9 team, who found Jones hiding inside, the release said.

He was arrested without incident, charged with burglary and is currently in Manatee County jail on a $7,500 bond.

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