Police: Man threatens to kill officers 'like those in Ferguson' during traffic stop

Police: Man threatens to kill officers 'like those in Ferguson' during traffic stop

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Clinton, Louisiana man was arrested after a traffic stop in Baton Rouge early Saturday morning.

Police say just before 2 a.m., officers pulled over 30-year-old Anthony Pitre Jr., in the 400 block of Lafayette Street after he failed to use his turn signal and was playing extremely loud music from his car.

During the stop, one of the officers observed that Pitre was nervous and sweating profusely. When one of the officers asked Pitre if he had any weapons or anything illegal, he challenged them to search his pockets.

When the officer searched Pitre, he found a small bag of marijuana and a cigarette box with rolling papers inside. The officers then immediately arrested Pitre.

While in handcuffs, Pitre was asked if he had any weapons to which he replied, "I got a cop killer in the truck."

Officers then searched the bed of the truck where they found an AR 15 and two 30 round magazines.

Pitre was then taken to the Baton Rouge Police Department bike office. There Pitre ranted by threatening to kill the officers "just like those cops in Ferguson, Missouri" and stating that he would buy his way out of the charges because he had political connections and all of the judges and attorneys could be bought.

Pitre was later transported to the Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he was booked for possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm, disturbing the peace, littering from a vehicle, failure to signal and public intimidation.

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