6 arrested for looting tornado-damaged Kentucky homes

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An American flag hangs from a damaged tree Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Mayfield, Ky. President Joe Biden is headed to Kentucky to survey damage and offer federal support for the victims of the devastating tornadoes that killed dozens and left thousands more in the region without heat, water or electricity. More than 30 tornadoes tore through Kentucky and four other states over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Several people were arrested Friday for stealing damaged items left in the wake of devastating storms and tornadoes that raved parts of Kentucky.

Kentucky sheriff’s deputies said six people were arrested for stealing damaged vehicles, copper, and other items. Authorities said they stopped the caravan of suspects who were allegedly all carrying stolen property.

According to WEHT, syringes containing Methamphetamine and over $120,000 in cash were also seized.

“In the event you see someone in your neighborhood taking items including vehicles, don’t be shy about inquiring as to who they are,” the Graves County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. “Take pictures or immediately call law enforcement.”

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