Bar code leads authorities to man
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say they tracked a man accused of stealing drugs from a pharmacy because he left behind a pickax he used to break in — and forgot to remove the price tag.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Col. John Fortunato says the sticker included a bar code indicating when and where the pickax was bought. The store had video of the purchase.
Fortunato told The Times-Picayune that a store near the pharmacy had surveillance video from the night of the burglary, showing the same man and a vehicle license plate.
Fortunato says drugs from the pharmacy were found during a search of Scott Rodrigue’s home.
Rodrigue, 43, was booked with pharmacy burglary and drug possession and freed on $70,000 bond.
He does not have a listed phone number and could not be reached.