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Louisiana councilman arrested for Moon Pie theft, abuse of power

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:41pm

John Givens, who represents District 5 on Baker, LA's City Council, turned himself in to Baker Police investigators at 7:30 Thursday morning. On Wednesday, Baker Police issued an arrest warrant for Givens for Theft of Goods and Abuse of Power.

Abdallah Ragusa, who owns Ragusa's Meat Market in Baker, LA, claims Councilman Givens ate a Moon Pie while walking through his store, then discarded the wrapper. When it was time to check out, Ragusa claims Givens had no intention of paying for the Moon Pie he allegedly consumed while walking through the store.

The store owner claims Givens became angry, and pulled out a badge issued to Baker City Council members in an effort to intimidate him.

A 19th JDC Judge assigned a $1,000 bond to Givens, who was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on Thursday.   

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