Cops: Man found hiding under house after stealing copper wire

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man was found hiding under his home after he allegedly stole copper wire from a telephone pole.

Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to South Rhett and Rugheimer Avenues after receiving a complaint that someone was stealing copper from a telephone pole.

The witness led North Charleston police to the suspect's home where they found 48-year-old Allen Fletcher hiding under his house.

Fletcher admitted to police he stole the wire, but returned it after realizing someone had been watching him, a police report states.

Fletcher is charged with property crime enhancement.

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