Police believe a Louisana man who attacked his ex-girlfriend stalked her while secretly living in her attic.
Taylor Broussard, 21, was arrested in Baton Rouge on Wednesday afternoon in connection with the May 3 attack. According to WWL-TV, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office claimed that Broussard forced his way into the victim’s home and began punching her. From there, deputies alleged that the suspect pulled a knife on his ex and threatened her. The woman shielded a child, who was home at the time, while he carried out the assault.
— Lafourche Sheriff (@LafourcheSO) May 24, 2017
Fortunately, the woman and child managed to escape and call the cops from a neighbor’s house.
The 21-year-old supposedly slashed several items, including bed sheets and a mattress. The station reported that station said that he took the victim’s purse and phone and stole a Mitsubishi Outlander before fleeing the scene.
Upon further inspection, officers discovered bedding, food, water bottles, and plastic bottles filled with urine in the attic. Though deputies believed he lived in the attic and stalked his ex for an extended period of time, they don’t know exactly how long, according to WGNO.
A few days before the alleged attack, police were called to the residence after Broussard supposedly entered the home without permission.
Arrest warrants were issued for a slew of crimes, including stalking, domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, domestic abuse aggravated assault, theft of a motor vehicle, felony theft, home invasion, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, and simple criminal damage to property.
[Featured Image: Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office]