A mother reported to Slidell Police on July 22, 2017 that, while standing in line (with her two children) to be checked out at a Kangaroo Express gas station, Samuel Cole (41) of Picayune licked his lips at her 6-year-old son, knelt down, and ran his finger down the boy’s nose and across his lips. The woman grabbed her children, ran out of the store, and called 911.
Slidell Police officers located Cole leaving the gas station. He reportedly admitted to officers that he touched the boy on the nose, but denied the other allegations. Even while interacting with officers, Cole was still acting erratically and strange. The mother of the 6-year-old boy decided to pursue charges against Cole for simple battery for the unwanted touching of her son.
Cole was booked into the Slidell City Jail on one count of simple battery, and has since bonded out.