A Louisiana man is accused of hiding in his ex-girlfriend's attic, where he allegedly lived before emerging to attack the woman.
Taylor Broussard lived in the woman's attic for an unknown period of time until May 3, when deputies responded to a disturbance at a Larose home, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.
After Broussard appeared in the home, he allegedly made contact with the ex-girlfriend. A verbal altercation allegedly became physical when cops say he struck the woman several times with his fists, as a juvenile watched helplessly.
At one point, Broussard brandished a knife and threatened the woman before slashing a mattress and damaging other items in the room, according to a statement from the LPSO.
Broussard then allegedly stole the woman’s purse, her phone and an SUV as he fled the residence.
Upon further investigation, cops say they learned Broussard had been staying in the attic, and had been stalking the victim.
Deputies had also been called to the residence a few days prior, in reference to Broussard allegedly entering without permission, but deputies were unable to locate Broussard or make contact with him following the May 3 incident.
Then on May 24, Louisiana State Police took Broussard into custody after locating the stolen vehicle in Baton Rouge.
Broussard will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on the outstanding Lafourche Parish warrants, as well as for possession of the stolen vehicle.
Upon release from East Baton Rouge Parish, Broussard will be transferred to Lafourche where he will be booked on charges including two counts of 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.