SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Two out-of-town men were arrested for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer during Sunday's Krewe of Slidellians parade.
Police said Brandon Miller from Clovis, Calif., started dancing in the middle of one of the marching bands near Robert and Gause boulevards. Miller then grabbed one of the band member's instruments and tried to play it. Police said when an officer approached and ordered Miller back to the sidelines, Miller became confrontational and refused to comply.
While the officer was arresting Miller, Miller's friend, Johnny Young Jr. from St. Amant, tired to intervene. Police said Young also became confrontational. Additional officers arrived and both men were taken into custody.
In separate incidents, Slidell Police issued summonses to one person for fighting on a float, and another for urinating in public. Undercover detectives, who often patrol the parade route targeting underage drinking and narcotics use, made a total of nine arrests.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith issued the following statement:
"We will not tolerate bad behavior from people who ruin the good time of other parade spectators. The Slidell Police Department, as well as the multiple other agencies who send additional manpower to our city, will continue to strive to keep Mardi Gras in Slidell a safe, family oriented event for everyone."