A deputy on routine patrol around 4:00 a.m., noticed a Toyota Tacoma truck parked near the back gate of a company called Complete Aluminum. The deputy then noticed a man running toward the truck, enter it and then drive away, according to an arrest affidavit from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
When the deputy stopped the driver, Travis Scott King, he reportedly noticed several pieces of scrap and aluminum window frames in the back of the truck and a number of other pieces in the storage yard that had been thrown over the gate. Battery-powered tools which had apparently used to cut the aluminum for easy transport were also found in the bed of the truck, according to the affidavit.
King, who was wearing a black T-shirt and camouflage shorts, was "sweating profusely and shaking" while speaking to the deputy, the report noted.
An employee of the business responded to the scene, and confirmed the stolen items belonged to the business.
That employee also recognized something else -- the Toyota Tacoma.
HThe employee then asked the deputy if the Tacoma truck belonged to Travis Scott, naming him and identifying him as an employee, according to the report.
Looks like this Complete Aluminum worker just didn't give a scrap about his job.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times