Family finds stranger in the trunk of their car after leaving car wash (video)By Mason White 11:33 AM January 19, 2015
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(Scroll down for video) A man was startled when he heard someone knocking from inside the trunk of his car while he was driving.
The man of California, went to get his car washed and returned home with an extra passenger, who was hidden in his trunk.
Sal Landeros said that he returned to his Montclair home after having the car wash done at Tuzos in Pomona, when he heard strange noises.
He went to the back of his car after he realized that the noise came from inside his trunk. Landeros knocked on the trunk and heard a man’s voice responding.
Landeros, who was with his son, Chris, and brother, Eddie, carefully opened the trunk, not knowing who or what was inside.
“I opened the trunk slowly and saw his eyes,” Landeros said. He immediately closed the trunk and called police.
Montclair police officers surrounded the car with Tasers and guns. Eddie Landeros captured the entire incident on video.
The man was pulled out of the car by police and he looked happy to be free from the trunk. He was handcuffed and taken into custody.
According to Landeros, the man explained that he was trying to get away from someone who was demanding money from him at the car wash.
“I guess he worked at the car wash, and he got into the trunk while washing the car and closed the trunk on himself,” said Eddie Landeros.
The family can now laugh about the strange encounter, but they admit it was scary as it unfolded.