Baker man, 22, accused of stalking, threats over two-week period _lowres

Antonio Edward Profit

Baton Rouge police arrested a Baker man on Thursday who is accused of breaking into a man’s vehicle multiple times over a two week period in February and threatening to shoot him, rape his wife and torch his house.

Antonio Edward Profit, 22, is accused of breaking into the victim’s 1995 Chevrolet truck parked at the victim’s residence Feb. 1 and of cutting wires under the dashboard rendering the vehicle unusable, a Baton Rouge Police Department report says.

Profit text messaged the victim afterward and threatened to shoot him with an AK-47 and also said he was the one to damage the truck that evening, the report says.

About a week later, the victim reported smelling a strong odor of gasoline coming from inside his truck, once again parked at his residence. The victim said he found the truck’s fuel line had been partially severed and covered with a rag.

Profit text messaged the victim again and threatened to burn his house down with the victim’s family inside and rape the victim’s wife, according to the report.

The victim told police Profit showed up again on Feb. 14 and broke into a Toyota Camry also parked at the residence. When the alarm sounded, the victim watched Profit run off into the darkness behind the home.

Profit later text messaged the victim that he had stolen CDs from the vehicle and made other threats, according to the report.

The police report does not indicate how Profit, 2117 East Azalea St., Baker, knew the victim or give any motive for the string of incidents.

Profit was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts each of stalking, criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing, three counts each of simple burglary and improper telephone communication, and one count of communicating false information of planned arson.