LAFAYETTE — The mysterious substance found on money deposited at Capital One bank’s downtown branch Wednesday was wasp spray, authorities said Thursday.
A bank teller discovered that money being deposited by an employee of a local business had a liquid substance on it and a strange smell, according to a Lafayette Fire Department news release.
Emergency personnel were notified and responded to the bank at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the release said.
The bank lobby was evacuated and the hands of two employees were decontaminated as a precaution, the release said.
An investigation found that wasp spray had been stored in a safe at a local business along with the bank bag, the release said. The wasp spray can was accidentally punctured and spilled onto the money, the release said.
Lafayette police and firefighters are looking into the incident to determine if any further actions will be taken.
New Iberia teen dies in single-car wreck
ST. MARTIN PARISH — An 18-year-old New Iberia man died in single-vehicle crash on La. 345 south of La. 96 early Thursday, State Police said.
Troopers said Joseph Dressel was driving a 1997 Toyota that left the road, entered a ditch and struck a culvert, ejecting Dressel from the vehicle, State Police said.
Dressel was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office, the release said.
Blood samples were obtained and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis, State Police said.
Jennings police find carjacked vehicle
LAFAYETTE — Jennings police have recovered a vehicle stolen in a Wednesday morning carjacking in Lafayette, police said Thursday.
The car was recovered Wednesday afternoon, Lafayette police said in a news release.
Investigators are working with the Jennings police in processing the vehicle for evidence and interviewing the man accused of stealing the vehicle, the release said.
A woman reported that a man forced his way into her vehicle at 1:35 a.m. in the 300 block of General Mouton, the release said.
The woman was able to escape from the vehicle through the passenger’s side door, the release said.