At the end of January, 10 artists based out of Jackson Square arrived to work to find all of their gear and carts missing. With the help of Project NOLA’s crime cameras placed throughout the city, they were able to pull video of the incident happening. The man is seen pushing the cart and later rolls it into the river.
And now, the man accused of the crime, Landon Semones, has been booked with ten counts of theft ranging in price levels, as well as one count of unauthorized entry of business. Semones’ lawyer, Michael Kennedy, knew that he was going to turn himself over to custody. Semones claims he did not do the crimes.
Semones is a street performer known throughout the French Quarter. After news arose that he was the suspect, Facebook once again came to the rescue to bring this to the public’s attention.