|Published:||Oct 08, 2012 6:09 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 08, 2012 6:46 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples man was arrested for stealing boat power cables and selling them to a metal dealer.
Police arrested 29-year-old Eddie Cavanaugh on Friday. Right now he's facing four charges including theft and dealing in stolen property, but police say there could be more charges.
They say he confessed to stealing the cables from several locations throughout the city. That includes the city dock, Naples Bay Resort, and a location on Gulf Shore Boulevard.
The cables are used to provide electricity to boats while they are sitting at the dock, and can be valued at about $200.
Naples Police Lieutenant John Barkley says, "we haven't had marine power cords taken like this before but you see when people are stealing metal, they're trying to take whatever isn't tied down."
He says Cavanaugh was reportedly selling the cables to Garden Street Metal. He got about $28 for each cable.
Manager at Garden Street Metal Jim Vizzini says, "knowing two particular pieces were stolen would be difficult for us to determine." Then he got a call from the investigator, "he sent me a picture and I saw the yellow wire with the distinctive ends on it and said 'we have it.'"
Two of the boat owners were able to get the power cables back from the metal shop, but legally they did have to buy them back.
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