TURKEY CREEK, Ky. (CBS Local) – A Floyd County, Kentucky man is blaming a spike in local drug use for an odd burglary his own cousin allegedly carried out at his home.
“Who steals a cheese grater?” burglary victim Mason Tackett asked. “He’s got the works…Lysol… he stole an empty bottle of spray,” he continued. “What got me the most was my soap. He stole my soap! Who steals soap!?”READ MORE: Tax Day: Understanding The Extended Tax Deadline In Pennsylvania
Neighbors said they saw Tackett’s cousin Phillip Matthew Hagans carrying items from his house.
“When I finally got down here to the house to look and see what happened the door was standing wide open,” said Tackett. “It look like he was packing up for a yard sale when he come out.”
That is when Tackett confronted Hagans.
“He was lying, throwing his hands. Saying stuff like ‘I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it.’ You know how rogues do,” said Tackett. “Blame it on everybody else.”READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Colder Temperatures Move In Today, Chance For Afternoon Rain
Then things got dangerous.
“He did pull a gun on me when I got back around the house,” said Tackett. “I guess he thought I was upset with him.”
Locals and authorities in Kentucky reportedly believe meth use is on the rise in the area leading to an uptick in crime, according to WYMT-TV.
“Must have been a bad batch around here cause Floyd County has went crazy here in the last four days,” Tackett explained.
The homeowner said he plans to file additional charges against Hagans. Despite Tackett’s assumption that drugs drove his cousin to allegedly steal this odd collection of items, police did not say Hagans was facing any meth-related charges.MORE NEWS: Port Authority Holding Question And Answer Session On New Fare Plan
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