Robbery Investigation

Feb 6, 2012 5:49 PM

Police Say Letcher County Burglar Caught Wearing Only Boots, Chocolate And Peanut Butter

A burglar was caught in the act at the Fleming-Neon IGA in Letcher County, but it wasn't what police say he was stealing that locals can't seem to stop talking about... rather, how State Troopers say they found Andrew Toothman.

Police say they found the 23-year-old Toothman inside the store wearing nothing but black boots, covered in chocolate and peanut butter.

His grandfather thinks he knows why. "Somebody sneaked him something," said John Hall. "Maybe bath salts."

On Monday, the IGA replaced the glass troopers say Toothman busted out to get in the store. Hall says he raised his grandson like a son, and he says this is not like him. "He was an outstanding young man," said Hall. Anybody would tell you that.

However, Toothman's troubles continue. He had an assault added to his charges after a deputy at the Letcher County jail says Toothman slapped him across his face Sunday.

Toothman's family says he needs psychiatric help, not a jail cell.


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