Teddy Deavers arrested, charged in attempted copper theft

Teddy Deavers (Photo: Frederick Police)

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police say a burglary suspect called them to ask for a ride home after he spent five hours out in the cold.

Police said Sunday that they took 24-year-old Teddy Deavers into custody instead.

The Gaithersburg man was being held Monday on burglary and conspiracy charges and couldn't be reached for comment. Court records didn't list a defense attorney.

Police say Deavers and three others were spotted stealing copper from a construction site late Saturday night.

Officers quickly caught three of the men. But they say Deavers remained at large until nearly 5 a.m., when he called police from a gas station and demanded a ride home.

They say Deavers complained that he was cold and wet. Overnight temperatures were in the upper 40s.