A 20-year-old man convicted multiple times of disobeying protective orders and out of jail one day, kidnapped, carjacked and raped an ex-girlfriend in Placentia, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday.
Placentia police were called about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday by the victim’s mother, who reported her daughter was kidnapped, police reported.
As officers were investigating, the victim walked up, police said. She said Lizandro Diaz Salgado had let her go, police said.
The victim, who had a restraining order against Salgado, said she was going to her car Tuesday morning when her ex-boyfriend ran up behind her, prompting her to dash into her car and lock the doors, police said.
As she tried to drive away, Salgado blocked her way and jumped on the hood, pummeling the windshield until it shattered, police said. The victim tried to get out, but he grabbed her, pulled her back in by her hair and drove away, police said.
Salgado is accused of threatening and hitting the woman before driving to a “commercial complex” elsewhere in Placentia and raping her, police alleged.
When the victim pleaded for him to let her go he drove her back to Orangethorpe Avenue and Del Cero Drive, let her get out and then drove away with her car, police alleged.
The woman was treated for her injuries at a hospital, police said.
On Wednesday morning, Placentia police found the victim’s car in Anaheim and staked it out, police said. Eventually, police spotted Salgado riding a bicycle around the area and arrested him near La Palma Avenue and Sunkist Street, police said.
The Anaheim resident was charged with single counts each of rape, sexual penetration by a foreign object, kidnapping, carjacking, criminal threats, stalking with a restraining order, contempt of a domestic violence order with a prior conviction, domestic battery causing injury with a prior conviction for violence and violation of a protective order within one year of a prior conviction, according to court records.
Salgado pleaded guilty Monday to two misdemeanor counts of contempt of court for disobeying a court order on July 30 and Aug. 4 and was sentenced to eight days in jail. He was given credit for time served and released from jail later Monday.
Salgado pleaded guilty Sept. 28 to three misdemeanor counts of disobeying a domestic relations court order and sentenced to six months in jail. Those incidents were on Nov. 7, 2019, July 27, 2020, and Aug. 5, 2020, according to court records.
Salgado pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of assault with a firearm on Dec. 12, 2019, and sentenced to 180 days in jail and ordered to participate in a batterers’ treatment program.
As part of the plea deal, single misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm; falsely reporting an emergency; and destroying, erasing or concealing evidence were dismissed.
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