POSTED: Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:03pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:40am
FRANKSTON - One man has decided to take legal action against the Frankston Police Department for what he calls foul play, and he says he has the surveillance video to prove it.
On May 15th David Weigand says he and a couple of friends made the trip from Frankston to Tyler for a relaxing dinner with friends.
One of his friends who went along was an officer for the local bank in Frankston and gave Weigand permission to park his company vehicle in this parking lot for the night.
This is the red pick up he left parked in the private lot, with Bowtech, the largest archery manufacturer written on the side.
Weigand said he never expected what would unfold over the next several hours.
After finishing up dinner in Tyler, Mr. Weigand said he got a phone call from some of his friends who headed back earlier.
They told him the Frankston Police Department had broken into his car and they were towing it away.
Frankston Police told Weigand they found weapons and alcohol in his car.
The weapons were a pellet gun and a bow, the alcohol, he says, was an unopened can of beer.
The Frankston Chief of Police declined an interview and says the officers were just doing their jobs.