LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A man is caught on the Gene Snyder Freeway stealing light poles.  Officers say they found Jeffrey Singleton scrapping the poles that were left on the highway near New Cut Road.

Singleton told police he was given permission by someone at the Kentucky Department of Transportation to scrap the poles, but police say they can't confirm his claims.

Singleton is charged with criminal mischief and theft.

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