Madison police said they arrested two men suspected of stealing scrap metal from Sub-Zero on the city's far West Side on Friday night.
A Madison police officer, who was on routine patrol, pulled over a car at about 10 p.m. Friday after it pulled away from a Sub-Zero Inc. loading dock at 4693 W. Beltline Highway, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
Police said the car was filled with scrap aluminum.
The driver, Steven L. Kading, 46, of Madison, at first denied being at the dock, but when the officer said he saw the car there, the driver changed his story, police said.
Kading said he did stop, but only to "snug up the tires" and check the lug nuts, according to the police report.
A second officer pulled aside Kading's passenger, Thomas W. McKeown, 56, of Fitchburg, in order to get his version of events.
Police said McKeown acknowledged stopping near Sub-Zero, saying he needed to urinate.