Three men were arrested with a truck full of copper wire, scrap metal and other items from homes destroyed by the May 20 tornado in Moore, Okla.
The men told police they came hundreds of miles — all the way from Virginia — for the sole purpose of looting in the disaster area.
Steven Corky Daniels, 36, of Harrisonburg, Va., was arrested Sunday along with Steve Costello, 44, and Justin Wagner, 25. Like Daniels, police said both men admitted that looting was the reason why they had driven to Oklahoma when questioned.
“[Daniels] advised he drove from Virginia to Moore ... with two other subjects for the purpose of removing steel and copper utility wire from the disaster area,” an affidavit filed in Cleveland County District Court shows.
Daniels claimed to be the owner of a recycling company in his home state. Costello listed an address in Elmhurst, N.Y., when he was booked into the Cleveland County jail. Wagner is from McGaheysville, Va., arrest records show.