Police chase ends on roof of LSU campus bookstore
BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say a man was arrested Saturday morning after he led police on a foot chase through campus that ended on the roof of the campus bookstore.
According to court documents, an LSUPD officer saw two men trying to cut a cable lock on a bike rack at LSU’s East Campus Apartments around 12:54 a.m. Saturday morning.
Police say the two men fled on foot, dropping two bikes they already removed from the rack. Officers searched the area and saw 26-year-old Samuel Ruffin fleeing on foot into the student union parking garage.
LSUPD dispatchers were able to track Ruffin’s movements through the garage and saw him jump approximately 20 feet from the sixth floor level to the fifth floor roof of the Barnes and Noble bookstore.
Baton Rouge Police K9 officers arrived at the scene and helped LSUPD locate Ruffin inside an air ventilation unit on the bookstore’s roof.
Ruffin was arrested and charged with attempted theft, unauthorized entry of a place of business, resisting an officer and possession of burglary tools.