Individuals Caught Stealing Scrap Metal

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 8:28am

Cameron county leaders reported that several individuals were stealing scrap metal from the San Benito property that had a tire fire last month.

Police say 13 people were taking scrap metal and loading it into their trucks to resell the metal. The metal they were collecting is from the tires that had burned and the metal can go for around .08 cents a pound. Authorities have not filed any charges and some of the individuals were let go and those who were undocumented were detained by Border Patrol.

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