ATC Commissioner's vehicle stolen, vandalized

ATC Commissioner's vehicle stolen, vandalized

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert's state vehicle was stolen from his home in Baton Rouge Sunday night, according to officials.

The vehicle was discovered early Monday morning after the perpetrator(s) attempted to set the vehicle on fire by placing a rag in the gas tank and lighting it.

Recently, Commissioner Hebert learned of comments suggesting shooting him and bombing his office.

"My family is very concerned. I'm very concerned about my family. Maybe it's just a random deal, but we want to be very cautious," said Hebert.

He says that his office deals with some serious cases and has received threats in the past. Some were very recent.

"The comments and suggestions are shooting me and bombing my office. That's things that we're looking at right now and we're not going to leave any leaf unturned. Not only when you have those type of suggestions made and these things occurring," he said.

This is also the second time ATC vehicles have been targeted. About a year ago, six ATC vehicles were shot up by gun fire at ATC Headquarters in Baton Rouge.

"This was at the parking garage with unmarked ATC vehicles in it and only the ATC vehicles were shot up. They didn't do it at random. Fast forward to today and this happened. It's strange," said Hebert.

Louisiana State Police is currently investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867. You can remain anonymous.

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