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Miss. man arrested for looting attempt during Isaac

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:18 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2012 2:18 PM
Source: AP

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Topics: ISAAC, HURRICANE, LOOTING, ARRESTED, SLIDELL, MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA

SLIDELL- Slidell police say a Picayune, Miss., man tried to force his way into a woman's home just as Hurricane Isaac made landfall.

The Times-Picayune reports 39-year-old Warren Reavis was booked Wednesday with attempted looting and possession of a burglary tool, in this case a screwdriver.

Detectives say the victim of the attempted break-in was watching the news in a back bedroom of her home when she heard a loud banging noise coming from the front. She went to see what the noise was, spotted Reavis allegedly prying at her backdoor, and dialed 911.

Police say Reavis fled to a nearby house where he was staying with friends.

Police Chief Randy Smith credited the arrest to the increased number of officers patrolling Slidell streets during Isaac.

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