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Businessman Says Police Were Rude, Did Not Share

FORT WORTH (CN) - Michael LeBlanc complains that when Haltom City Police raided his business, Collision Masters, they held his employees for 5 hours and "had pizzas delivered only to the police officers without ordering or sharing the food with the employees."

LeBlanc says that after the raid, he was charged with three felony counts of theft, jailed, made bail, and is "waiting for further developments."

LeBlanc claims Halton Police Det. J. Tyree defamed him in a search warrant seeking "documents, electronic business records, bank statements and receipts to show the offense of felony theft has been committed by Michael Leblanc against numerous consumers."

LeBlanc sued Tyree, the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Allstate and GEICO, alleging libel, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and emotional distress. He is represented in Tarrant County Court by Charles Paternostro of Plano.

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