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      Man accused of stealing copper from Ark. hotel

      HOT SPRINGS (AP) - Authorities say a man was arrested on felony charges after a security guard allegedly caught him stealing copper wire from a vacant hotel in downtown Hot Springs.

      Police say a security guard was making a routine check at the Majestic Hotel on Monday afternoon when he reportedly saw three people near a pickup truck with the bed full of insulated copper wiring. The Sentinel-Record reports that the guard called police, and 2 of the people fled.

      A third man was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary and theft of scrap metal.

      Police say the truck contained about 1,500 pounds of copper wiring, valued at $6,000. Authorities believe the wiring was removed the breaker room at the Majestic Hotel.


      Information from: The Sentinel-Record, http://www.hotsr.com

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