Police say a burglar was caught red handed —or “greenish bluish” footed—in Laurel County over the weekend.
Scottie Seeley, 46, was originally charged with public intoxication in London just before 5 a.m. Saturday, according to a release from the Laurel County sheriff’s office. Seeley was heard yelling, knocking on the door of a stranger’s house on Sinking Creek Road and was barely able to stand, police said.
Police were sent back out to the area about five hours later, after $700 worth of saddles and equipment were reported stolen from two nearby sheds. Inside one, a box of greenish blue dye for ponds had been trampled on, leaving footprints.
Investigators followed the tracks from the sheds to the front porch of the house Seeley was seen disturbing. They later discovered Seeley’s shoes were dyed “greenish bluish.”
Seeley was still in the Laurel County Detention center for the public intoxication charge. Charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, and criminal mischief were added.
The equipment was recovered in the area on Sinking Creek Road.