SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – A mid-morning mail delivery took a wrong turn after a Shreveport man allegedly stole a postal truck and took it on a joyride. It happened just before noon, Monday, near the intersection of Harvard and Laurel.
Shreveport police said they do not believe any pieces of mail went missing during the incident.
Officers were able to quickly track down Quentin Hill, 25, after they said he took off in the U.S. Postal truck. The postman was parked at the intersection when he was attacked.
"At this point we believe he pulled him out of the truck," said Bill Goodin, Shreveport Public Information Officer. "The male suspect got into the truck and fled the scene."
That was when the postman called police and minutes later officers found the truck parked along an alleyway a few blocks away. Hill allegedly jumped out of the truck and ran inside a grocery store but he was not able to hide from police for long.
"Within a very short amount of time we had the truck back and also had the suspect in custody."
Shreveport police said they had taken calls on Hill fro disturbances in the area in the past. According to witnesses, Hill has a mental disorder and has attacked several people in the neighborhood including an A/C repair man.
Hill could face even stiffer penalties for his latest adventure.
"The U.S. Postal Service will determine what appropriate federal charges could possibly apply as well."
The postal worker that was involved in the incident was not hurt during the attack.