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Purse Snatcher Is Not Bret Lee Luckett Thompson

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 8:26am

Authorities said a recent purse snatching in New Iberia has nothing to do with a nation-wide search for an alleged rapist.

The FBI said the man caught on camera snatching a purse at a bar is not Bret Lee Luckett Thompson.

They said the guy did bear an uncanny resemblance to him though.

Thompson is accused of kidnapping and raping an eight year-old girl in Colorado.

Walter Derouen originally posted the video to his Facebook hoping someone would turn this guy in.

Derouen had no idea it would be something the FBI wanted.

"Then it just escalated into this thing, where I was getting television stations from Denver, Colorado calling me and then the FBI and the sheriff's department and everybody's looking for this guy."

Thompson used to live in the Acadiana area that is why authorities originally thought the man in the video was Thompson.

 

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