Fearful Of Possible New Gun Control Laws, Man Tried To Break Into Pawn Shop To Steal Himself A Gun

A burglary suspect told Louisiana cops that he tried to break into a pawn shop and steal a weapon because he was worried about the future prospect of more restrictive gun laws being enacted.

Richard Boudreaux, 23, was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly burglarizing a Slidell restaurant where he once worked. Dressed in camouflage, Boudreaux placed a bucket on his head since he forgot to bring his mask (and knew that Kenney’s Seafood was outfitted with surveillance cameras).

Upon departing the eatery, Boudreaux went to a nearby pawn shop, Jerry’s Buy and Sell, and tried to break in. When that attempt failed, Boudreaux went home for the night.

Cops were able to identify Boudreaux thanks to restaurant surveillance footage showing “a glimpse of his face” before he added the impromptu plastic top hat. During police questioning, Boudreaux reportedly copped to the Kenney’s Seafood burglary and also told of trying to break into the pawn shop.

“Boudreaux said he tried to break into Jerry’s Buy and Sell to obtain a gun because he was afraid of the possibility of future gun control laws being passed,” cops noted.

Boudreaux, who is free on bond, was charged with burglary and attempted burglary, both felonies. He is also facing marijuana and drug paraphernalia counts due to items found in his residence during his arrest.