THIBODAUX, LA (NBC33) — A man from Lafayette was arrested in Thibodaux this weekend after he parked in a designated space. The problem was that the car had been reported stolen.
The Thibodaux Police Department reports that they were contacted on Friday, Oct. 5 around 3:00 p.m. The caller told police that a blue 2009 Ford Fusion was parked in a restricted parking area on the 2100 block of Audubon Avenue. When police responded, they ran the vehicle information and discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Lafayette.
Witnesses helped locate the driver of the vehicle. Officials say that when police spoke to Damond he responded by saying “…just take me to jail, because I don’t even care.”
Recently the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a reminder to citizens about locking vehicle doors because of a persistent problem with vehicle burglaries and thefts.
“Many times thefts that are occurring from vehicles are because the owner left it unlocked or items are left in plain view,” Cpt. Kip Judice, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, explained. “Everybody throughout the Acadiana area is experiencing the same problem. It’s a very easy crime of convenience, so we like to remind people that if you like it, lock it up.”
Damond was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond.