By: Erica Byfield
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - The Irish are supposed to mean good luck in March but there is a group that wanders the country and allegedly known to take advantage of this festive time and spread bad luck.
"I'll be 96 years old the 29th of this month and I can't remember like I used to" but ask Naomi McClure about the "Irish travelers" who scammed her and she can tell you the story like it was yesterday. "He said I got to sell on linoleum, he said I would like to show you, I said I don't need any" said McClure.
Seconds later a white male barged his way through her front door. She went on to say, "when he got inside... here come two more."
Then one of the men took a piece of linoleum and wrapped it around her to bind her to her wheel chair. While another grabbed her purse, ran out the front door and hopped in a white four door car. "I said he's got my pocket book, you bring that back here" said McClure.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Barry Meadows tells me as sad as McClure's story is this is not the first time it's happened in our area. "It's seems like the closer to Saint Patrick's Day the worse it gets, so it's coming up soon."