Homeowner charged after chasing down teens toilet-papering homes, police say

Craig Scott (Mandeville Police Department via WGMB)

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP/WGMB) – Authorities say a Louisiana homeowner who’s accused of arming himself and chasing down high school students who were toilet-papering homes has been arrested.

Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker told news outlets that Craig Scott was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and obstruction of a roadway. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

Authorities say Scott looked for the teenagers, who were rolling the homes of fellow students in the early morning hours of Oct. 27. When he found them, he’s accused of blocking the street to prevent them from getting away and confronting them with a semi-automatic pistol.

“Though he had ample opportunity, Mr. Scott never once called 911 or requested police assistance. The end clearly did not justify the means this situation,” Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker said.

Authorities say the incident remains under investigation and additional charges could be brought against individuals responsible for toilet-papering the homes.

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