Man leaves designer bag with drugs, gun and cash at a convenience store

Louisiana authorities were surprised to find after a man left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash, and a digital scale in a convenience store.

The man went into the store early January 2 and put the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a news release January 3.

“The employee said he offered her $100 to ‘keep his bag,’” Lt. Brennan Matherne, spokesman for Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre, said in an interview. “I don’t know if his intention was for her to hold onto the bag until he came back or what.”

The worker declined, and the man walked out without the bags, the news release said. A customer later pointed out that one of them held a handgun, which turned out to be stolen from neighboring Terrebonne Parish. It also held cash and a digital scale, while the other bag held the drug Suboxone and suspected methamphetamine, according to the statement.

Surveillance cameras got photos of the man and deputies to hope to identify him.

“We haven’t positively identified him … but have gotten a couple of tips already,” Matherne said after the release and photos were posted on the sheriff’s web and Facebook pages. “These images are pretty good, so we feel confident we’ll be able to get him identified.”

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