A Baton Rouge woman is charged in a bizarre crime in Calcasieu Parish

On October 7, a family member said he was walking to his cousin's home on Crawford Drive in Moss Bluff and noticed someone in a mask hiding near the back door. The family member was able to detain the person until Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene.

Investigators say, 29 year old Nicole R. Noel was in possession of a bag containing duct tape, rope, electrical extension cords, spray paint, and wasp spray. Items, deputies say, she told them she was going to use against an ex-boyfriend, who she thought was inside the home.

Noel also confirmed to detectives that she was the one who vandalized the victim’s Jeep with spray paint on a previous date.

She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted home invasion and stalking.

On October 9 Noel was released on a $15,000 bond set by Judge Guy Bradberry. Additional charges are pending.