Man arrested for assaulting LSU Police officer after vending machine theft
POSTED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 4:58pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 5:02pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A man is behind bars tonight after trying to steal from a vending machine, and then attacking LSU Police officers.
LSU PD say they caught John Reed Jr. at the Howe-Russell Geoscience complex trying to break into a vending machine last night. When police arrived, Reed ran off.
Authorities say once they caught up with him, he started to fight with an officer.
They say Reed tried to take several of the officers weapons, but the officer walked away with minor injuries.
Reed was eventually caught for good.
He's charged with a number of crimes, including Disarming a Police Officer and Criminal Damage to a Coin Operated Device.