Last Thursday night was not a good one for East Texan Robert Leinyuy Yangeh. First, the 23-year-old former college basketball player got in to some kind of run-in with the police. Just what happened is not specified, but perhaps the po-po's were intrigued by his tough talk on his Myspace page, where he has this to say:
"Im one of the baddest mother f****rs to ever walk the face of the earth and if u knew me well enough then u would know why. so im not gonna sit here and explain myself to u."
At any rate, Yangeh was in his car when police began interviewing him, and at some point he allegedly got out and took off. Despite being fleet of foot -- a former Louisiana state high-school long-jump champ, in fact -- he was apprehended a short time later.
Meanwhile, Yangeh's woes were just beginning...
While police were chasing Yangeh, and thus otherwise occupied, one Derrick Dewayne Johnson allegedly decided to seize the day, or more accurately, Yangeh's car, which had been left idling at the site of Yangeh's confrontation with the police. Harrison County deputies found Johnson and Yangeh's car a short time later.
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Yangeh was arrested and charged with evading arrest/detention. On learning that Johnson had allegedly absconded with his ride, Yangeh asked that he be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.