Man tried to slip ice pick into Jefferson Parish Government Center, police say _lowres

Advocate staff photo -- Jefferson Parish Government Center

A New Orleans man attempted to sneak a walking cane with an ice pick in its lower shaft inside the Jefferson Parish Government Center on Tuesday morning, police said in an arrest report.

Roosevelt Weatherspoon, 53, walked into the government building in Gretna with a walking cane around 10 a.m. when he was stopped by an officer working at an X-ray machine, police said. Weatherspoon told them he was trying to go to Division H of the 24th Judicial District Court. He was booked on one count of illegally carrying a weapon.

Court records show that Weatherspoon has a case pending in Division H on a third DWI charge.