Tall tale: Deputies say men tried to steal cellphone tower

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It was going to be a towering theft.

Three men are jailed in southwest Alabama on charges that they cut down a cellphone tower and tried to saw it up to sell for scrap.

Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Bobby Jeter tells media that a worker cutting grass for the tower company reported it had fallen on Thursday. But an inspection of the site near McIntosh revealed guy wires had been cut.

Jeter says deputies began watching the area and a resident called Saturday reporting noises.

Deputies arrived to find William Cameron, Ricky Reed and David Weaver cutting up the tower. Deputies said the men had already loaded pieces of the tower on their truck.

The three are jailed with bail of $15,000 set. It’s unclear if they have lawyers.

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