Copper thieves caught in Tangipahoa parish
POSTED: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 3:40pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 8:12pm
LORANGER, La (NBC33) — Tangipahoa Sheriff's Deputies caught two copper thieves Thursday thanks to a concerned citizen.
Deputies said the caller gave them the model and license plate number of a strange vehicle parked at the intersection of Straughan Nursery road and Corey road.
Deputies then found James Mcgee, 32, walking near the intersection with a backpack full of copper wiring.
Mcgee admitted to police that he'd taken the wiring from an abandoned house.
Then Mcgee's girlfriend, Amy Bennett, 33, showed up looking for Mcgee.
Bennett admitted she helped drive her boyfriend during the crime.
Both Mcgee and Bennett now face burglary charges.