PRESTONSBURG — A David man found himself on his way to jail, when he was allegedly observed taking his “carryout” from Hobert’s Pizzeria.
The problem? He was reportedly seen leaving the old, closed-down Hobert’s location, and he was not driving away with pizza.
According to a police citation, Joseph W. Robinson, 25, was observed walking out of the now-vacant business Sunday with a pair of wire cutters in his hand. When police stopped to question him, they observed his vehicle was loaded with copper wire.
At first, Robinson told police that the wire had come from David. Later, however, he allegedly admitted that the wire had been cut out of Hobert’s and that he did not have permission to be in the building.
Robinson was taken to jail on charges of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, and first-degree criminal mischief. He was released the next day on an unsecured $20,000 bond.
He will next appear in court Sept. 2, for a preliminary hearing.