Barbecue Depot fight leads to Vidor PI arrest

Barbecue Depot fight leads to Vidor PI arrest

A report of a fight at Barbecue Depot in Vidor on June 3 led to the arrest of an intoxicated homeless man in possession of drug paraphernalia, police report.

According to the police report, officers responded to a call about a “fight in progress” at the barbecue restaurant located at 110 Old Highway 90 in Vidor at about 4:15 p.m. Upon questioning witnesses at the scene, officers learned that a homeless person, identified as 25-year-old Keith Allen Hanlon, was walking in lanes of traffic and was almost hit by a passing vehicle. The man driving the vehicle got out and words were exchanged between the two men. The verbal altercation then led to a physical one.

Officers interviewed both men and other witnesses to the incident. While speaking with Hanlon, Officer Jesse Loredo reports that he noticed the suspect could not stay still and his eyes, which were described by the officer as “red,” “bloodshot,” and with “pin point pupils,” were darting. Officer Loredo reports Hanlon was not able to explain what had happened and became “agitated” when asked questions. When asked to perform a sobriety test, the suspect would not comply.

Hanlon was arrested for public intoxication due to the officer’s belief he was impaired by an unknown substance. After searching the suspect while in custody, officers reportedly discovered a “used glass meth pipe” rolled up in Hanlon’s pant leg. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for the pipe.

In the report, Officer Loredo notes that, “Mr. Hanlon is the same person the police department has received calls about causing problems at business on Main Street prior to the arrest.”

Loredo then transported the suspect to an Acadian Ambulance substation where he was cleared for arrest by EMS. Hanlon reportedly refused medical treatment. He was then taken to the Orange County Jail.