Heavy Metal is Real for Men Accused of Taking Rail

Mount Pleasant Police says three Illinois men were caught Monday trying to cart away a 10-foot section of iron rail.

Heavy metal took on a literal sense for three men who are accused of trying to haul away some 600 pounds of iron rail.

According to a release from Mount Pleasant Police, officers were dispatched shortly after 3 pm Monday to Sheridan Road, just north of Durand Avenue. When police arrived, they spotted a white van with Illinois plates and three people inside.

Also inside the van was a 10-foot long section of iron rail weighing 600 pounds and valued at about $200. The area from where it was taken was under repair, but the missing rail did not endanger any operating trains.

The suspects, Darnell Hood, 51, and Nuyin Johnson, 33, of Waukegan and Antione Abston, 38, of North Chicago, reportedly told officers they were taking the iron to scrap for cash. They were transported to the Mount Pleasant Police station and cited for Trespass to Land and Theft and then released.

Beth David April 18, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Your headlines are making me laugh! :)
Heather Asiyanbi April 18, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Thanks! It was late and I was punchy ...
GearHead April 18, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I can just imagine how that conversation went. Police: Where did you get the rail section? Perp: Ahhhhh, I... found... it.... yeah, found it. Police: Let's see if we can find the police station together. Get in the back of my car.
James R Hoffa April 18, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Heather was getting quite creative on Facebook last night as well ;-)
connie stortzum April 18, 2012 at 08:33 PM
yeah you get that going James Hoffa lol


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