Man arrested for threatening tow truck drivers with baseball bat

Photo provided by the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 2:10pm

Having your car towed is infuriating for most. However, one man was arrested after he allegedly acted out his frustration with threats of violence.

The Scott Police Department reports that the incident happened on Saturday, Sept. 14 at roughly 5:30 p.m. We’re told it happened at Gene Robin’s Towing yard, located on Cameron Street.

Officials say the suspect, Scott Noel, 36, went to pick up his vehicle after it was towed from the University House Apartments. When he got there, he began to argue with drivers who work for the company.

Noel, who is 6’4” and 255 lbs, got into his car and attempted to drive out the front gate without paying his bill. When an employee closed the gate before he could exit, he allegedly got out of the car with a baseball bat in hand. He allegedly continued to shout threats of violence.

Officers with the Scott Police Department were called to resolve the dispute. They placed Noel under arrest without further incident.

He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. He is charged with Criminal Trespass and Aggravated Assault. He was released on a $1,000 bond.

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