2 Men Arrested in Theft of Little League Riding Mower and Tools

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two men were arrested Monday in Huntington's Westmoreland neighborhood after a riding lawn mower and tools were stolen from a storage unit.

Some board members of the Vinson Little League, the organization that owns the property, saw the thefts happen about 4:30 p.m. Monday. One board member witnessed one of the men driving a stolen riding mower away, with another man riding as a passenger.

When the men realized they had been spotted, they jumped off of the mower and ran into the woods.

At that time, another board member called police. Officers say another arrest is possible.

The names of the men arrested were unavailable Monday night.

Vinson Little League members say this isn't the first time they have been targeted by thieves. In another robbery attempt, some thieves made it out with a lawn mower, an ATV and several tools.

The mower and ATV were were recovered and returned to the league.

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