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Harvey Updyke arrested at Louisiana store

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An Alabama football fan awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in the poisoning of Auburn's beloved trees at Toomer's Corner has been arrested in Louisiana following a dispute over refund for a lawnmower.

The Hammond Daily Star (http://bit.ly/NNBb6t ) reports 63-year-old Harvey Updyke Jr. wanted $150 for returning a lawnmower to Lowe's but the store manager told him he was due $110.

The situation escalated Sept. 18 and police were called. One officer told Updyke the needed to contact an attorney because it was a civil case.

Updyke says he was going to jail anyway and he "had a bad heart so he would come back and take care of everyone."

Officers booked him into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on a terrorizing charge.

He's since been released on a surety bond.

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