Authorities: Man accused of selling stolen laptop to deputy
PONCHATOULA - A man has been arrested in Louisiana after authorities say he tried to sell a stolen laptop to a uniformed deputy at a gas station.
News outlets report Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in news release that 24-year-old Shawn Landry was arrested Sunday at a Murphy gas station in Ponchatoula. He was charged with multiple offenses including burglary and auto theft.
Panepinto says Landry approached a deputy, who was fueling his marked car, and offered to sell the officer a laptop. When Landry couldn't prove ownership of the computer the officer detained him.
The vehicle Landry was driving was reported stolen and authorities found a gun along with numerous credit cards and state issued IDs inside the vehicle.
It's unclear if Landry has an attorney.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU unveils statue honoring legendary baseball coach Skip Bertman
Man arrested after woman found dead inside Pride home
'We will succeed if we stay united;' Mayor responds to defaced St....
Deadly inferno involving multiple 18-wheelers shuts down I-12
Go team: New superintendent signs cheer during pep rally
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar
Late Position Battle at Middle Linebacker A Positive for LSU