New video shows former Super Bowl champion being arrested on gun, stolen car charges

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has obtained new video that shows the moment a former Super Bowl champion was arrested on gun and stolen vehicle charges.

Ricardo Lockette, 37, was arrested in metro Atlanta on Wednesday.

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Channel 2′s Michael Seiden previously obtained court documents that reveal that Georgia State Patrol was conducting surveillance outside a Chipotle near Camp Creek Marketplace when troopers noticed Lockette drive off in a 2021 Ram 1500 TRX with a suspicious tag.

He has now learned that the truck was reported stolen from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last year.

Doug Commette, of Social Circle, told Seiden that he and his wife had just returned from a 10-day business trip in 2023 when they realized their Dodge Ram truck was missing from a parking deck the airport.

“We go out and I start clicking the clicker and I can’t find my car,” Commette told Seiden via Zoom Friday. “I knew exactly where I parked it.”


Commette said he was also concerned because he had left his Glock inside his truck.

“It’s a crazy world out there,” he added.

Commette said his insurance company reimbursed him and he bought another truck.

“I had figured that made it into a container and it was in some other country by now,” he said.

By Friday afternoon, Lockette had posted bond and been released from jail.

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