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Police: Man was filming Youngstown officers with iPhone



Published: Mon, September 16, 2013 @ 8:17 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A man who police said had a loaded .40-caliber handgun in his vehicle Friday evening was filming officers on his cellphone before he was arrested, reports said.

Police working a special detail on the North Side about 9:05 p.m. noticed a car that had its front plate improperly displayed pulling out of a Logan Avenue gas station.

When officers ran a check on the plate, they found that the driver, Lester Scott II, 20, of Youngstown had a warrant, and they tried to pull his car over, according to police reports.

Reports said the car continued for a short time before it stopped. When officers asked the driver to get out, Scott said he did not have to, reports said.

At one point, he was filming officers with an iPhone 5, and police said they had to approach the car as they would for an armed suspect before ordering Scott to get out, reports said.

When the car was searched, the gun was found underneath the driver’s-side seat. Also found were two bags of suspected crack cocaine and a digital scale.

Officers arrested Scott and took him to Mahoning County jail. He is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business and the warrant for failure to appear.


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1almostthere(8 comments)posted 12 months ago

And the Scott family business continues.

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2kk80586(227 comments)posted 12 months ago

"Also found were two bags of suspected crack cocaine and a digital scale." Where is the charge for selling crack or do they have to positively identify the stuff first? I take it that no matter what he will only do about 30 days since this IS youngstown.

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3southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 12 months ago

Apparently Scott is not the brightest individual...a loaded gun under the seat and filming the police?

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4VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 12 months ago

It seems that those in the drug trade are not very bright and yet they make a very healthy income. My question is...how long does the average career last? And, how often do they get to spend time living in secured housing? Apparently, they feel the risks are not that bad.

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