Lexington Police arrested a suspected copper thief early Monday morning in Lexington.
Police officers say they saw Mike McKnight, 28, at the old Kentucky Inn on Waller Avenue trying to get away with copper from the vacant motel.
Police say he cut it from air conditioning units there, as well as from the basement.
Police caught McKnight after a short foot chase in front of Saint Joseph Hospital.
McKnight is now in jail, charged with burglary.