Burglar arrested after tussle with acting U.S. attorney

A Baton Rouge man accused of attempting to break into an East Lakeshore Drive home Sunday morning only to be foiled by the acting U.S. Attorney in Baton Rouge, has been arrested.

U.S. Marshals arrested Sidney J. Parker, 58, 1215 Dare St., early Wednesday on an arrest warrant for attempted simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and simple battery, Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., said.

On Sunday, Green was walking his two English bulldogs, Haus and Tulip, shortly after 5 a.m. when he noticed a person trying to pry open the door to his aunt’s house on Lakeshore Drive.

Green, a former U.S. Marine, confronted Parker and a tussle ensued.

Parker punched Green and tried to run, but Green tackled Parker in the middle of E. Lakeshore, then the altercation moved to nearby City Park.

Using holds he learned in the Marine Corps, Green subdued Parker, but released him so Green could run home and call the police.

“It’s a great outcome,” Green said.