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Man charged in theft of dozens of lawn ornaments

When it comes to theft allegations made against Louisiana residents, even if the items alleged to have been stolen might strike some people as unimportant or ridiculous, it is no laughing matter to law enforcement officials. A perfect example of this is a recent case involving a man from Jefferson Parish accused of stealing lawn ornaments.

According to authorities, the man was stealing items such as bird baths, benches, statues and other items from people's lawns and selling them to people who, in turn, sold them at flea markets. Police were alerted when an elderly woman attended the flea market and realized that some of the items for sale had been taken from her yard.

Police then questioned the man selling the items; he told them he had bought more than three dozen statues from the man, but only knew his first name. Later on, when police were at the flea market investigating, the alleged thief showed up in order to sell more statues.

At that time, he was arrested; police say there were more stolen items in his vehicle. He was initially released but then re-arrested as more reports of stolen items came to light.

While the details of the case might seem to some as a mere prank taken to another level, officials don't see it that way. The man was hit with multiple charges including several counts of theft as well as possession of stolen property. Anyone in Louisiana who faces such charges might benefit from the experience of a criminal defense attorney.

Source: The Times-Picayune, "More charges lodged against man accused of selling lawn ornaments stolen from Jefferson Parish homes," Michelle Hunter, Oct. 3, 2013

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