HAMMOND, La. – Upon returning to her home, a woman was grabbed by a man who was hiding in her bathroom and raped multiple times, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Thursday evening, Michael A. Taylor, 49, broke into the victim’s home on Conti Drive in Amite and hid in the bathroom until she returned home, deputies said.
When she walked into the bathroom, Taylor grabbed her from behind and threatened to kill her.
“He then forced himself upon her several times at knife point,” according to TPSO.
Taylor eventually fled the home, deputies said.
The victim knew the suspect for several months prior to the incident.
Taylor was apprehended at his home in Independence at 458 Pine Street the next day, the TPSO said.
He was booked into the parish jail with false imprisonment, aggravated burglary and aggravated rape.