Lufkin Police: Man denied hamburger, paints 'Jesus Cocaine' on wall

Robert Ray Saxton mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail
Robert Ray Saxton mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police have arrested a man for allegedly spray painting  "Jesus Cocaine" on walls at a Lufkin business because he was upset about not getting a take-out hamburger.

Robert Ray Saxton, 66, of Lufkin, has been charged with criminal mischief from an event that stems back from July.

According to the police report, an employee at Dealers Auto Auction, located on North John Redditt Drive in Lufkin, reported that an unknown subject caused damage to the building and a van parked inside a fence.

Several windows appeared to have been shot out. Crosses and nondescript text accompanied the spray paint on the walls, which said "Jesus Cocaine," according to the report.

A detective spoke with the owner of the auction, who said that hamburgers were being served that day. The owner said he had a verbal altercation with Saxton, telling the man that he could not take a hamburger home, because there was nothing to contain it, according to the report.

Another employee stated that he knew Saxton committed the offense, because he was angry about not taking home a hamburger, according to the report.

The detective spoke to a former employee of Saxton's, who claimed Saxton had told him about shooting out the windows and spray painting on the walls, according to the report.

The same employee said he was asked by Saxton to shoot out windows from Salty's, another business owned by the auction dealer. The employee stated that he did not follow through with the order, although he told Saxton he would, according to the report.

There was a second incident of criminal mischief where an unidentified suspect shot out some windows at the auction. The suspect was driving a white car with no license plate on it. A car, witnesses say, that was the same car parked on Saxton's lot, according to the report.

Saxton is being held at the Angelina County Jail where he is awaiting bail.

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