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Man accused of stealing metal from railroad bridge

Deputies: Samuel Kennedy, 39, turned in by brother

SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of stealing parts of a railroad bridge may have wished he did a better job of covering his tracks.

Bexar County sheriff's investigators said they found receipts tying Samuel Kennedy, 39, to pieces of metal stolen from a railroad bridge in south Bexar County.

Deputies said they made a traffic stop on a pickup truck near Loop 410 and Southton Road in April and found it loaded with pieces of a galvanized walkway from a nearby railroad bridge.

Someone had called deputies to the area after noticing two men taking pieces of the walkway and handrail from the bridge in the 12500 block of Southton Road, according to an arrest affidavit.

Deputies spoke with the driver, who then told them Kennedy, his brother, was also involved, the affidavit stated.

Inside the brother's truck, deputies also found receipts showing the two men had sold pieces of the metal to a scrap yard in the past.