Baton Rouge police on Saturday arrested two men accused of threatening two women with a law enforcement-style baton and trying to rob them outside a lounge.
Two women were walking toward the Peyton Place Lounge at 1533 N. Acadian Thruway West around 1:40 a.m. when Travell Winfrey, 20, and Bradley Dupar, 27, stepped out of a silver SUV and asked them “what they had on them,” a Baton Rouge Police Department report says.
The women ignored them, but Winfrey pulled up his shirt, displaying a “long black object with a long handle that appeared to be a gun,” the report says. Dupar ordered the pair to “give them all they had,” the report says.
The women ran away and called police, the report says.
When an officer arrived at the lounge, Winfrey and Dupar were sitting nearby in their SUV with a black PR-24 baton in the backseat, the report says. But the officer released the two after failing to locate the victim who reported the robbery.
At 3 a.m., the second victim showed up at the police department’s First District station, where she told the officer what happened. The officer then returned to the lounge and found Winfrey and Dupar again, the report says.
The victim positively identified Winfrey as the man “who led her to believe he had a gun” and Dupar as his accomplice, the report says.
Winfrey, 2910 Fuqua St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of attempted first-degree robbery and was assigned $30,000 bail. Dupar, 950 N. 29th St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on a count of attempted first-degree robbery and was assigned $40,000 bail.
Both men remained in jail as of Saturday night.