Police: Man busted for stolen copper after being warned

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say a 51-year-old man was arrested after burglary tools and stolen copper were found in a bag he was carrying.

The North Charleston Police Department charged Glenn Cedric Kennedy with possession of burglary tools.  According to investigators, Kennedy was warned several times before by officers after authorities arrested Kennedy twice for stealing copper.

On Tuesday afternoon, Officer Tilton says he was on patrol on Rivers Avenue and Macon Street when he saw Kennedy riding a bicycle with a green canvas bag strapped to the handle bars.

As Officer Tilton left his vehicle, Kennedy began saying,"I'm sorry Tilton."

The officer asked Kennedy what was inside the green bag and Kennedy said, "I'm sorry, I have to get some dog money."

Kennedy told the officer he could check the bag and the officer said he found several pieces of copper pipe that had been removed. Authorities say a pair of bolt cutters, a razor knife and plyers were also found inside as well.

Kennedy said he got the pipes from houses at the old North Park Village and had it stashed in the woods. According to investigators, Kennedy then changed his story and said that the copper pipe was stashed at his home and he was riding around looking for more before he went to the recycling center.

Kennedy was locked up at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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