Palmyra man allegedly claimed his drugs were stolen...twice - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Palmyra, Ind. man allegedly claimed his drugs were stolen...twice

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Ronald Baylor (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Ronald Baylor (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Palmyra, Ind. man allegedly claimed he was the victim of bad luck twice in the same day.

According to an arrest report, Louisville Metro Police say an officer was sent to I-65 southbound, just before Fern Valley Road, on Sunday just before 8 p.m., after dispatchers received a report that a driver was stranded at that location.

That driver was 57-year-old Ronald Baylor of Palmyra, Ind., and according to the arrest report, he claimed he had just been the victim of a theft. Police say Baylor told them several people in a pickup truck stopped, pretending to help him with his car. He said that while he left to purchase two new tires, the people in the pickup truck ransacked his vehicle, stealing his Oxycodone.

Baylor allegedly told police he would need to file a police report for the stolen drugs.

But police say they discovered that Baylor had already filed a police report earlier in the day, recounting the exact same story.

When confronted about this, police say Baylor told them, "he had gotten his Oxycodone stolen earlier today, refilled the prescription, and then in a stroke of bad luck, the exact same thing happened again, and once again, his prescription was stolen, again while he had a flat tire, again on I-65 south at the same location."

Police didn't buy it. Baylor was arrested and charged with -- among other things -- falsely reporting an incident.

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