Tornado looters? Thieves come from afar to loot tornado victims
Looters have traveled from as far away as Virginia and New York State to loot from the homes of tornado victims in and around Moore, Oklahoma, say authorities.
The Oklahoman reports that police arrested one man from Elmhurst, N.Y., and two from Virginia on misdemeanor complaints of stealing copper wire, scrap metal, and other items from homes destroyed by the May 20 tornado that killed 24 people.
Several Moore residents were also arrested on similar misdemeanor complaints.
Residents have filed theft reports for such items as a $50,000 watch, a $13,000 watch, a $2,000 fountain pen, and a $1,300 hunting camera.