Man accused of stealing metal grates from elem. school

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by WHAS11

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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 6:33 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—A local man is accused of stealing meta from an area elementary school while it was closed for a snow day.

Anthony Shanks, 52, was arrested yesterday at Brandeis Elementary School after police received a call about a suspicious man on campus.

Police said Shanks admitted to putting four metal grates into a trash can, with the intent to steal them.

Police said he told officers that he does not have heat or food at his him and planned on selling the grates for scrap to buy food and pay his LG&E bill.

Shanks is charged with theft.
 

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