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Authorities: Man accused of selling stolen laptop to deputy

5 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, May 02 2017 May 2, 2017 May 02, 2017 8:09 AM May 02, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

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.

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