By ESTEVAN MEDRANO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
Paul Scott Watts is in police custody after allegedly robbing a local taxi with a knife in Laguna Heights. He is charged with a first degree felony.
The robbery occurred at approximately 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21. The suspect received a ride from South Padre Island and was taken to the 500 block of Michigan Street in Laguna Heights where allegedly he exited the vehicle, went to the driver’s side, and stole $207 before fleeing on foot.
Watts was identified by a witness and a warrant was filed last week for his arrest. He was rumored to residing a house near the Port Isabel Police Department. Police attempted to track him down there, but his father said that he had no idea where his son was.
“We got some information that he was hiding at the Southwind Motel over here where the cemetery is at, in apartment number nine,” said Constable Pete Delgadillo. “Yesterday we went up there and we were ready to go in, but he opened the door to peek out,” he said.
When he stuck his head out, police entered and held him there at gunpoint before arresting him. Bail has not yet been set.
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