Thieves steal ATC Commissioner's SUV, try to set it on fire
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control reported a state vehicle was stolen from the commissioner's home last night and found early this morning with evidence indicating the thieves tried to set fire to it.
The stolen SUV was in use by ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert when it was stolen from his Baton Rouge residence Sunday night. It was discovered Monday morning with a rag placed in the open gas tank, indicating the individuals who stole the vehicle attempted to set it on fire.
Commissioner Hebert has recently been the target of threats that suggest shooting him or bombing his office. Sunday night's incident marks the second time in recent days that ATC vehicles have been targeted with six ATC vehicles shot up by gunfire at ATC Headquarters in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge Police and firefighters were on the scene this morning when the SUV was tracked down. State Police are currently leading the ongoing investigation.