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Man arrested after hiding in estranged wife's trunk

Talandis Cotton (Source: Gonzales Police Department) Talandis Cotton (Source: Gonzales Police Department)

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A man was arrested after he was caught hiding in his estranged wife's trunk as she was leaving work Tuesday evening.

According to the Gonzales Police Department, the wife was being escorted to her car by security guards when she noticed several items from her trunk on the ground near her car and the trunk slightly open.

When the guards opened the trunk, they found Talandis Cotton, 45, of Metairie hiding inside.

Police said Cotton had zip ties, duct tape and a toy pistol in his pockets when he was arrested.

He allegedly told investigators he was getting tools from the trunk when the lid closed on him.

Investigators said Cotton's wife had a protective order against him after he allegedly attacked and choked her in December.

Cotton was charged with attempted aggravated kidnapping and violation of a protective order.

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