LSU cornerback Tharold Simon arrested
EUNICE - LSU cornerback and NFL draft prospect Tharold Simon was arrested in Eunice Thursday night for allegedly intimidating a police officer.
According to police records, Tharold Simon's car was blocking Beulah Street when an officer asked him to move it. The report says Simon told the officer, "I own Eunice," and "I'm gonna buy these projects and you are gonna be mine," before moving his vehicle.
In the report the officer said Simon then spun his wheels and "backed the vehicle in an aggressive manner" and turned his radio "all the way up" while moving his car. The report also says Simon told the officer that "the mayor was on [his] side" and that the officer would be fired if he wrote a ticket.
Simon is charged with public intimidation, resisting an officer, and unnecessary noise violation. He was released on bond.
Simon graduated from Eunice high school, and city officials scheduled an event to proclaim today "Tharold Simon Day."
Eunice Mayor Rusty Moody says the ceremony will go on as planned.
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