Andrew Jackson Higdon III may be unique among accused felons. While burglars and thieves have been known to take a variety of novel items, how many are accused of actually carting away the actual roof?
Higdon, 66, installed a new roof in West Monroe, Louisiana for Brenda Kelly in June 2016. Kelly insisted that she would pay for the roof when insurance money came in. She did not pay off the roof for months so Higdon decided to “repossess” the roof. Kelly came home and found her roof tiles gone.
Higdon reportedly said that he was scammed by Higdon.
Higdon said he spent about $5,700 out of pocket on the supplies and labor and that Kelly owed a bill around $7,000. The removal of the shingles and roofing paper allegedly caused rain damage amounting to $11,500, according to the News Star.
Higon was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property and criminal trespass.