BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A man accused of using a BB gun in an attempted armed robbery at L’Auberge Casino Hotel last week was arrested Friday.
Deputies responded to the casino hotel on Monday, Oct. 17 where a victim claimed that a man in a white hoodie tried to rob him at gunpoint in the parking lot who then said the situation was a “YouTube prank,” according to an arrest warrant.
It was later discovered by investigators that the weapon used in the attempted armed robbery was a BB gun.
The suspect was found by a deputy on the first floor of the parking garage before fleeing on foot, documents said. The sheriff’s office said the suspect got inside a 2013 Honda Accord and locked himself. The suspect fled in the vehicle after the deputy brandished his handgun and pointed it at the suspect, the arrest warrant said.
The suspect, identified as Christopher Thomas Jr., 21, of Baton Rouge was arrested Friday on charges of attempted armed robbery, resisting an officer, flight from an officer, and obstruction of justice.