The victim was working on a Macbook laptop on his front porch in the 2400 block of Pine (just off South Claiborne) around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday when two strangers approached him, according to a NOPD report. They took the laptop from him and tried to get away, but the victim was able to subdue one of them — later identified as Tyrone Johnson, 22 — until police arrived, authorities said. The second suspect, however, was able to escape with the laptop, the release states.
Johnson was charged with simple robbery, according to jail records. A booking photo was not immediately available.