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Man confesses to ramming police vehicle because he ‘wanted to be arrested’

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Aaron Boquett (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office) Aaron Boquett (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)
THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

A 24-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly confessed to intentionally ramming a police vehicle with his car. He told police he did it because he wanted to be arrested.

"He told police that he wanted to be placed under arrest because he has a drug addiction," David Melancon, Thibodaux Police Department, explained. "It doesn't happen very often, but I have heard of similar incidents in the past."

On June 7, shortly before noon, Aaron Boquett entered the Thibodaux Police Department to report the incident. He initially told police that he accidentally struck a police vehicle while driving in downtown Thibodaux.

"Police were able to pull video footage of the scene because there were cameras from area businesses that were pointed in the direction of the crash," Melancon said. "The story he originally told police didn't match with the video evidence, which prompted police officers to question him further."

Eventually, Boquett told the officer he wanted to be arrested. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Prison and his bond was set at $550. He was released roughly 30-hours after his arrest.

"He was charged with felony criminal damage to property and no driver's license on his person," Melancon said. "There was damage to the front right section of the police vehicle." 

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