This was the first episode in a new A&E series detailing the life and times of the Sheriff and deputies in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, located just west of New Orleans. This episode began with the case of Deputy ‘Highlights’ Thibodaux investigating a case where a guy stole someone else’s air conditioner. It turns out that the air conditioner was taken in retribution for the person having an affair with the alleged thief’s woman. Now, women come and go, but air conditioners are forever, at least down here. You know, Froze before Hoes.
We then move to Chauvin, where Deputies Catfish Quintal and Keith Bergeron looked into a voodoo incident. It turns out that a citizen reported an unexplained light coming from a storage shed. When they investigated, the deputies found voodoo paraphernalia throughout the shed. The wary professionals quickly dispersed.
Now, for some of you, the idea of voodoo may seem to be hooey. But I’m willing to guess that your home town doesn’t have Voodoo Shoppes; that’s right, stores dedicated to the development or removal of curses.
These two incidents were mere preludes to the main event. Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois and his SWAT (?) team apprehended a known drug dealer, Jesse James. They got him in about a second, since he tried to run away by fleeing into the bayou. They then apprehended his pet alligator. That’s right, guys. Your bad guys have pet pit bulls; ours have pet gators. Who do you think will win that fight? Then, the lawe enforcement officials scored all of his toys.
The episode concluded with the sheriff driving off in his Maserati, one of the toys from a previous drug bust. The program airs on Thursday nights at 9:00 Louisiana time on A&E.
Here is the profile of Deputy Melissa ‘Catfish’ Quintal: