Local small business owner loses livelihood in overnight theft
ST. AMANT - Deputies are looking for a stolen utility trailer carrying thousands of dollars worth of lawn equipment.
The theft happened Wednesday night on Highway 431 in St. Amant. Authorities say surveillance video spotted a vehicle taking off with the equipment in tow.
The owner, Lasalle Christoff, says the trailer was loaded with more than $7,000 worth of equipment. Christoff says he's been building up his lawn care service for three years.
"I couldn't believe everything I worked for for the last three years was just gone," Lasalle said.
He started the business back in college as a way to make ends meet, and he and his wife have been relying on it ever since. He also hoped that it would eventually help him pay for law school.
"When things happen like this, it deters young men who are trying to do what's right."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 225-621-4636.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Woman bites camel to save herself after freak encounter in Iberville Parish
Officer shot, killed in Mandeville was former Marine; leaves behind 7 children
East Baton Rouge on track to break record number of overdose deaths
FEMA issues Livingston Parish deadline for flood prevention master plan
Zachary man drowns while attempting elaborate marriage proposal in Tanzania
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
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