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Scott man accused of stealing box truck from Goodwill warehouse

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Dec 09, 2021

A Scott man was arrested Thursday after police say he stole a box truck from the Goodwill warehouse on Alfred Street.

Police say an employee with Goodwill Industries was unloading a box truck into the warehouse. A man, later identified as 51-year-old Gordon Rae Philip, entered the cab of the truck and began to drive it. The employee was able to escape from the rear of the truck without injury as Philip left the parking lot.

The employees called for police assistance and as officers were responding, a patrol officer saw the vehicle traveling south on Westgate Road. The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens, but they say Philip refused to stop.

Philip made a wide left turn onto Eraste Landry and began to lose control of the truck, police say. The rear door was still open and several items flew out of the back. Police say as Philip was trying to correct the turn, he veered into a wooden fence along the road and onto a private property. He then narrowly missed the residence and crashed into a metal outdoor kitchen area in the back of the home.

Police say Philip continued to refuse to comply with officers trying to detain him and with the assistance of an LPSO canine deputy, Philip was then arrested.

He was taken to a local hospital to be checked for injuries before being taken to LPCC where he was booked for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, and Aggravated Flight from an Officer.

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