LCSO: Man Arrested for Stealing Scrap Metal from Church

By: LCSO Release
By: LCSO Release

May 30, 2012 - 1:30pm -

On May 29, 2012, at approximately 8:00am, an undercover Leon County Sheriff’s Office detective observed Keith Cardin stealing scrap metal and brass fittings from the property of Chapel Hill Baptist Church located at 4024 North Monroe Street. Cardin advised deputies that he had been given permission by the Church to enter the property and take any scrap metal he found. During the investigation it was determined Cardin did not have permission to be on the property. Cardin was arrested for Burglary and Petit Theft.


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  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 10:03 AM
    No kids!
  • by Peggy Location: Tallahassee on May 31, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    Zoolander- Wake up and get your nose out of your Grimms Fairy Tales. Thieves steal during the day in neighborhoods where the vast majority of residents are at work and not home. They pull up flatbeds to unoccupied homes (foreclosers) and break into windows or sliding glass doors for copper wiring/plumbing fixtures. Thieves no longer feel the need to slip around in the dark - they are much bolder now!
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      by zoolander on May 31, 2012 at 07:55 AM in reply to Peggy
      Hey Peggy, I am happy to be told what the genuine truth about this is based on your assumptions. I fear getting robbed just like everyone else. I do think it strange an unmarked detective was sitting at the church which it has been pointed out is the church of W. Meggs. My thinking is with so many banks and mini-marts being robbed why wasn't the detective staking out a place where higher levels of crime than (allegedly) stealing scrap metal are occuring daily? I guess the system/ incarceration process decided by law enforcement management types like yourself deems scrap metal at the church a higher level crime than armed bank robbery. Keep making the good calls like this one- I guess that is why Leon Co.s crime rate went up while most everyone else's went down...Thank (god) for people like you!
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        by wow on May 31, 2012 at 10:14 AM in reply to zoolander
        Ever think the detective was keeping an eye out on the Church because of complaints that he was seen on the premises recently doing the same thing? Use your head sometimes, or simply learn the truth. Dang liberals....
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          by Speedy Gonzales on May 31, 2012 at 11:13 AM in reply to wow
          I didn't see all of this information about this fellow in the posted story. Please inform us people that are worried about getting robbed. You obviously know much more...so you have information this guy has knicked stuff here before?
  • by ??? on May 31, 2012 at 05:25 AM
    Did he also get charged for driving without a license?
  • by TTCarden Location: Tallahassee on May 31, 2012 at 05:16 AM
    Funny how alot people like to talk TRASH when they dont even know whats going on. The charges were dropped the same day. I know Mattox Law Firm will love this one. Hang in their Keith, let the Trash Talkers talk because you will be settin pretty darn good in a couple of years over this.
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 10:16 AM in reply to TTCarden
      Hey "TTCarden", funny you should talk about not knowing what's going on. The charges have not been dropped, he posted bond and was released on said bond. The charges are still alive and well and he will have to return to court to answer those charges. He better hope "settin pretty" doesn't translate to sittin in prison.
  • by Duh Location: Crawfordville on May 31, 2012 at 05:10 AM
    This guy is a career loser. The sad thing is, he has nice kids that are constantly humiliated because of his antics. He needs to get it together. Scrap metal is not sexy.
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      by ? on May 31, 2012 at 06:55 AM in reply to Duh
      He has no kids
  • by Truth Location: Tallahassee on May 31, 2012 at 04:48 AM
    If obama had a son he would look just like Cheesy.
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 11:02 AM in reply to Truth
      LOL!!
  • by Bolillo Location: Wakulla on May 31, 2012 at 04:16 AM
    The pastor could cut a deal. Drop the charges in return for 52 Sundays, in a row. Drive the church bus; AKA - FORGIVE him. It'll teach him a lesson.
  • by Hmm... on May 31, 2012 at 04:10 AM
    WWJD?
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 04:05 AM
    You're so right! Probably not so innocent when he's been convicted before ..
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on May 30, 2012 at 08:18 PM
    Reply to Jen: Before you say this saddens you, maybe you should get the facts (sigh)...
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