Homeowner pulls gun on kids 'rolling' houses in Mandeville, police say

Homeowner pulls gun on kids 'rolling' houses in Mandeville, police say

MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - Police arrested a man who armed himself with a semi-automatic pistol and went looking for teens who were "rolling or toilet papering" houses in his neighborhood.

Students traditionally throw toilet paper onto the houses of fellow classmates, usually as part of a Homecoming ritual.

One of the homeowners, Craig Scott, who lives in the 80 block of Cardinal Ln. in Mandeville, grabbed his gun while the students were rolling a house, according to police.

He allegedly blocked the street preventing their escape and confronted them with his semi-auto pistol. The incident happened on Oct. 27.

This ultimately led to his arrest for aggravated assault with a firearm and obstruction of a roadway on Nov. 2.

After booking at the Mandeville Police Complex, Scott was taken to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

"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.

This incident is still under investigation and additional charges could still be brought against those responsible for "rolling the house," which is technically considered criminal mischief by statute.

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