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June 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Man with disguise in trunk arrested for following ex

These were found in the trunk of a man who violated a protection order by following his ex-girlfriend. (Washington State Patrol photo)

A 28-year-old Lakewood man accused of using a deadly weapon to rape, kidnap and burglarize his ex-girlfriend last month was arrested for following her car on Friday, according to a Washington State Patrol news release.

Troopers found a woman’s wig,  oversize sunglasses, a pair of black gloves, and a roll of duct tape in his trunk after searching his vehicle.

The 26-year-old Bonney Lake woman called 911 near the Puyallup Fair Grounds, telling dispatchers she had been followed since at least Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord and was “afraid to pull over.”

When troopers came behind the man’s car, he made an erratic left turn into a grocery-store parking lot. Troopers pulled him over, and he told them he was on his way to meet a friend, but he couldn’t remember the person’s name. Troopers searched the vehicle and located the disguise and duct tape.

“People don’t carry that around in their cars,” Trooper Guy Gill told The Olympian. “Do I think he had bad intentions? Absolutely.”

The man was booked into the Pierce County Jail for investigation of violating a protection order that had been issued after he allegedly attacked the woman last month. He was released from  Thurston County Jail on May 25 on $50,000 bail, The Olympian reported. When he was arrested after last month’s attack, police found another set of possessions on hand: a handsaw, duct tape, a shovel, zip ties, a large hunting knife, a black stocking hat and black leather gloves.

Comments | Topics: Pierce County Jail, protection order, Thurston County Jail

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