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Just because you put a "free" sign on it...

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48-year-old Eric Coffee (Source: EPD) 48-year-old Eric Coffee (Source: EPD)
50-year-old Steven Coffee (Source: EPD) 50-year-old Steven Coffee (Source: EPD)

Two Evansville brothers are arrested after police say they caught them stealing metal pipes.

Police say 48-year-old Eric Coffee and 50-year-old Steven Coffee were loading large pipes onto a U-Haul truck on Burkhardt.

The property caretaker called police when the two men were stopped a few blocks away. Both claimed they took the pipes, because there was a sign that read 'free.'

Officers say there was a sign that appeared to have been placed there by the brothers.

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