FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — When John Mixson stopped by his enterprise late Sunday on Twin Beech Street, it didn’t take lengthy to determine one thing wasn’t proper.
“I used to be coming right here simply to examine issues out and noticed intruders stealing stuff,” Mixson mentioned.
First, there was a man working via the property.
“He got here making some story up about someone giving him permission, and I used to be like, no,” Mixson mentioned.
That particular person left, however Mixson wasn’t alone for lengthy.
“I got here again and seemed and one other man jumped up and mentioned he was misplaced,” mentioned Mixson.
Turns on the market had been three individuals on his property and catalytic converters from two of Mixson’s vehicles had been gone.
“I knew they had been as much as no good, stealing one thing.”
Jerry Swann, 48, from Magnolia Springs, Justin Aaron, 30, from Robertsdale, and Steven Stewart, 39, from Shelby County, are all now booked into the Baldwin County Jail in reference to the crime.
“One charged with complicity and the others greater than doubtless shall be charged with theft of property first,” mentioned Lt. Shane Nolte with Fairhope Police.
Mixson mentioned it’s fairly fortunate he simply occurred to indicate up.
“If that they had hid, I in all probability wouldn’t have paid them no consideration. I in all probability would have are available right here do what I needed to do and left,” mentioned Mixson.
As a substitute, he caught them within the act, and if he may inform them something his message could be fairly easy.
“Get a job and give up doing medication,” Mixson mentioned. “That’s what they’re doing it for as a result of most of them are drug heads.”
Mixson mentioned he feels for them in a manner as a result of he understands having a tough time, however that’s no excuse for stealing.