Brandon Miller and Kevin Day are in jail after police in Clark County say they tried to steal hundreds of pounds of scrap metal early Monday morning.
Someone called 911 after seeing some suspicious happenings at a road construction site on Four Mile Road near the Kentucky River.
Once Clark County Sheriff's deputies arrived, they pulled over a pickup truck.
Police say Miller and Day told deputies they worked at the construction site and had permission take the metals from the owner.
However, deputies say their story didn't check out and arrested them for theft.