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Scrape metal theft occurs at strange location

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Stealing from a cemetery landed a man behind bars.

A police officer was flagged down by the manager at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery on Preston Highway just before 5:30 Wednesday night. He said a man in a blue van at a nearby gas station had just stolen metal from grave sites.

Officers located the van and arrested Jonathan Evinger, 29. Along with finding a large amount of copper and steel, police said they also found Evinger's 4-year-old son.

When asked about the theft, detectives said Evinger told them he was scrapping the metal and didn't think it mattered.

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