Skip to comments.Man seeking cocaine robs man to prove to dealer he isn't undercover, NOPD alleges
Posted on 04/01/2013 4:56:04 PM PDT by BBell
A Mississippi man was arrested Sunday morning after brutally beating a man outside a Bourbon Street strip club while trying to prove himself to a drug dealer and get money to buy drugs, police said. According to police reports, 22-year-old William Busker robbed a man in the 300 block of Bourbon Street and then beat him until he was bloodied and unconscious, court records show.
According to records filed in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Busker told officers that he had been trying to buy cocaine inside of a strip club on Bourbon Street shortly before 6 a.m. on Sunday when the man from whom he was trying to buy drugs stated that Busker needed to first prove that he wasn't an undercover police officer.
Busker told officers that the drug dealer then proposed that Busker rob someone to prove himself and that he would then sell him cocaine for the amount of money that he was able to get out of the victim's wallet, court records allege.
Busker told detectives that he then followed a man outside of the club and down Bourbon Street and grabbed his wallet. The victim, 31, and Busker, then began to fight, records show, and Busker proceeded to punch and kick the man several times in the face, pummeling him until he was bloodied and unconscious.
Meanwhile, Detective Michael Flores, assigned to NOPD's 8th District Investigative Unit, was crossing the street near the intersection of Bourbon and Bienville streets when he heard a single gunshot ring out. Flores saw a crowd of people rushing by and a woman yelled out to him, "Hurry, officer! He is beating his a--. He is trying to kill him. They are shooting."
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Well, I guess he proved to the drug dealer and to the world what he is.
So who fired the shot?
A robbery makes national news?
Was the victim a State Senator?
i wonder if there really was a drug dealer...
It was a robbery with unique circumstances.
Don't know but this being NOLA it could have been anyone.
It’s possible he lied about that part, but I doubt it, as that angle would seem to hurt rather than help his defense. Now, if he claimed he was robbing the other guy to buy medical marijuana for his poor aged grandmother who has glaucoma....