A Slidell man accused of crashing his car into the front window of Rubensteins downtown, fleeing the scene and lying about it to police has been arrested, the New Orleans Police Department said.
Jamel Sharp, 27, was jailed on counts of filing a false police report, hit-and-run driving and reckless operation of a vehicle Monday.
Sharp is accused of running his car into Rubensteins, a men's clothing store at Canal Street and Saint Charles Avenue, at about 1:30 a.m. on May 28.
Officers initially went out to the 800 block of Canal Street in response to a call from Sharp, who said his car had been stolen nearby. Detectives found Sharp's car smashed into Rubensteins' window, and video surveillance footage showed it was actually Sharp who crashed the vehicle, according to documents the NOPD filed in Criminal District Court.
Magistrate Commissioner Joyce Sallah set Sharp's bail at $10,000 Tuesday.
Anyone with more information regarding the crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Crimestoppers tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.