Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Relevant Because It Involves Pirates

Growling Man with Sword Robs Store; Suspect Arrested

NEW IBERIA -- Police arrested an Abbeville man Saturday who is suspected of having walked into a convenience store growling with a sword clenched between his teeth to rob the place of a can of tobacco and a bottle of whiskey.

Brandon Doucet, 28, 306 N. St. Charles St., Abbeville, was arrested by Broussard police and charged with armed robbery, hit and run, two counts of reckless operation, aggravated flight from an officer and no driver's license.

Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert said his deputies responded Saturday to a report that a man had come into the Food N Fun convenience store at about 7:50 pm with a white sword between his teeth, and growling at the clerk behind the counter.

That man, believed to be Doucet, walked behind the counter, grabbed a can of tobacco and a bottle of whiskey -- while continuing to growl -- and left without a word.

"He was like a pirate. If he had been wearing a patch and a hat on his head and a parrot, the clerk would have thought he was a pirate," Hebert said.

Ha. I think that last quote is pretty much true of everybody, though.

Full ARRRRRRRRticle here.

Thanks, Fark.