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Posted: September 13, 2017

Stolen power pole on SUV catches police attention, 2 arrested


Stolen power pole on SUV catches police attention, 2 arrested
A power pole hangs from power lines on a road in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, on September 7, 2017. One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, the rare Category 5 hurricane churned westward off the northern coast of Puerto Rico early Thursday on a potential collision course with south Florida, where at-risk areas were evacuated. / AFP PHOTO / Ricardo ARDUENGO (Photo credit should read RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)

By John Engel,

Authorities in Jacksonville, Fla., nabbed two would-be thieves trying to make off with a stolen utility pole tied to the top of an SUV in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma Wednesday morning. 

In a police photo, two shirtless men appear to be in police custody while a metal power pole rests on top of a vehicle.

Deputies with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed the men were trying to steal the pole.

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