Police say a former employee of a Slidell seafood business apparently didn't think his cunning plan all the way through. (Scroll down to view video of the bucket-clad burglar.)
Investigators say 23-year--old Richard Boudreaux (allegedly wearing bucket on head in photo above) is a former employee who planned on going on a "burglary spree" to get some quick cash.
Slidell PD Detective Daniel Seuzeneau says Boudreaux is a former employee of Kenney’s Seafood, and arrived at the business "dressed in all camouflage, wore gloves to prevent leaving fingerprints, and packed burglary tools."
Police say everything was going as planned in the caper...until Boudreaux realized he forgot his mask to cover his identity.
Det. Seuzeneau describes what happened next: "Remembering that his former place of employment had surveillance cameras, Boudreaux improvised and found a bucket to put over his head as he scoured the business, looking for money; however, the surveillance cameras caught a glimpse of his face which ultimately led to police identifying Boudreaux as the burglar."
Detectives say Boudreaux was able to get away with money from the cash register at Kenny's, then went to a nearby pawnshop and tried to burglarize that business as well.
After he could not gain entry into the closed Pawn shop, Boudreaux took his loot from the seafood business and went home, according to police.
Police were able to ID Boudreaux on the surveillance video because he didn't cover his face before donning the bucket, according to Det. Seuzeneau.
After his arrest, Boudreaux was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for items found in his home during the time of arrest, according to the police report.
Boudreaux reportedly told detectives the reason he broke into his former employer's seafood business "was because he was having money issues and had “bad blood” with the owner."
The suspect also told police that he tried to break into the pawn shop "to obtain a gun because he was afraid of the possibility of future gun control laws being passed."