Houma man allegedly steals Wal-Mart scooter, charged with DWI

Thomas J. Phillips
Thomas J. Phillips

Houma, La. - A Houma man was arrested Sunday after police say he stole a motorized scooter and took it for a "joy ride."

A spokesman for the Houma Police Department says officers responded to the call of a male subject driving a motorized scooter on South Van Avenue pulling a wheel chair.

When officers arrived, they located two men, one driving the motorized scooter and the other being pulled in the wheelchair.

Police say the motorized scooter belonged to Wal-Mart on Grand Calliou Rd. Officers learned that Thomas Phillip was inside the business earlier and informed officers he wanted to take it for a "joy ride".

Phillip was given a field sobriety test which he performed poorly. Thomas Phillips was transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked and jailed to await bond or court on charges relative to Theft Over $500 and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.