Wed, Feb 20, 2013
According to KATC TV 3, Lafayette District Attorney Mike Harson will decide whether to press charges against a business owner accused of arming himself with Samurai knives and posting erratic Facebook messages inside his business.
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Smoothie World at 2800 Verot School Rd. on Jan. 31 after employees reported Tai Nguyen was acting erratic and was armed with knives according to the station.
It took deputies 45 minutes to get Nguyen out of the building. Nguyen agreed to leave, “but as deputies approached him he became combative and resisted the deputies,” Judice said. Nguyen received minor injuries according to the station.
Sheriff’s investigators turned over their investigation to the district attorney for review according to the station.
Read Tai Nguyen’s version posted on KATC’s article today:
KATC claims in their news report it started as a hostage situation and that Nguyen was arrested. According to Nguyen’s post above their were no hostages or samurai knives.
Interestingly enough, not a single other news source has reported on this incident, nor has a press release ever been done by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office regarding the incident however the night of the incident Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s spokeswoman Captain Kip Judice showed up on the scene for a live interview with KATC’s Erin Stubener which is certainly out of the ordinary.