Disaster almost always brings out the best in people, but it unfortunately sometimes brings out the worst.
Kentucky State Police have arrested four men allegedly caught stealing from storm victims in Laurel County. State Trooper Ryan Loudermilk arrested 51-year old Roger Smith and his two sons—32-year old Roger D. Smith and 30-year old Ricky Trenton Smith of Lexington in addition to 42-year old James Arnett of Lexington on theft, drug and trespassing charges.
The suspects were reportedly caught carrying metal to their pickup truck and later admitted to planning to sell it for scrap.
Trooper Loudermilk says he just happened to be patrolling the area when he noticed the suspicious activity.
An immediate sign that the men were suspicious was that they were parked in the middle of the roadway.
The four suspects were allowed in the area after they claimed to be there assisting with debris cleanup.