Woman Found Hiding in Trunk

By: Jamie Edmonds Email
By: Jamie Edmonds Email

Nichole Marie Munson looked visibly upset Wednesday as a Clinton County judge read the four felony charges against her.

"Do you understand ma'am?" the judge asked.

"Yes," Munson said.

The 35-year-old was arrested Tuesday, charged with car jacking, assault, driving away with a stolen car, and eluding a police officer. Those charges, police said, stem from an unbelievable chain of events Monday.

Police say the victim was driving home from work at MSU on US-127 when she noticed her trunk light was on. She pulled over at Price Road to check it out, but the trunk would not open or close.

That's when the victim got into her back seat, pulled it down and found black boots, and a stun gun. Then all of a sudden the boots started to move.

"This person was dressed in all black," Det. Sgt. Fritz Sandberg said. "She had latex gloves on clearly had a disguise on to hide her identity."

Detective Sgt. Sandberg said the victim closed the seat and then ran away. He said Munson got out of the trunk and drove away with the car.

"One of our deputies encountered the vehicle and a chase ensued," Sandberg said.

Sanberg said the suspect eventually parked the car in a driveway then ran away.

"We had the use K-9 help to track her," Sandberg said.

Munson was eventually found and arrested on Tuesday. A motive has not been found, police said Munson is the ex-wife of the victim's current boyfriend.

"Because of the relationship both women have with the man, that is a cause," he said, "but why she was in the car, dressed as she was, we're still working on it."

Munson is a mother, used to be in the military, and currently works as a home-care nurse.

She was appointed an attorney Wednesday, the judge did not grant bond.

Munson could face up to life in prison.

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  • by HAHAHA Location: NEWYORK on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    This has to be the funniest thing I have ever heard. This is your typical crazy chic!! I went to Iraq with her and I knew she wasnt wrapped tight!! Jus goes to show you guys!!! do put it all the way in. it will make em crazy!
  • by anonymous on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    he left his first wife for her, what did she expect?
  • by Mr. Ex Location: East Coast on Mar 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM
    Wow, over a year of stalking this other woman!?!? Why doesn't that surprise me..........oh yeah.....maybe because it's a pattern with Ms. Munson! Been there, done that!!! Just never thought it would go this far.
  • by marily Location: jackson on Mar 11, 2011 at 04:07 PM
    I've had several cars that the back seat came down from inside the vehicle not from the trunk. The latch was located at the top of the back seat where it meet the trunk. I had to use this to get my keys out of the trunk once when I set them down in it. Never do that anymore.
  • by Someone who knows better Location: Lansing on Mar 11, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    There are latches on the side of the seat, the trunk wouldn't open, not from the trunk release, or the clicker, so trying to get into the trunk from the back seat was the next option. Who knew she had climbed in there while she was at work with her spare key that she never gave back to her EX husband.
  • by Someone who knows Location: Lansing on Mar 11, 2011 at 07:03 AM
    This chica is crazy. Yes there is more to this story! This Crazy woman has been stalking her for more than a year. Move on with your life and place your efforts into being a good mom not a stalker. Now you can rot in jail. Was he worth it? Losing your nursing career was it worth it?
  • by Jeri Location: Grand Ledge, MI on Mar 11, 2011 at 05:21 AM
    What kind of car does she have. Usually you can't pull down the rear seat back without releasing the latches that are IN THE TRUNK. Something doesn't add up about this story.
  • by Mr.Ex Location: East Coast on Mar 11, 2011 at 03:58 AM
    There is indeed more to this story, trust me !!!
  • by Wastrel Location: Austin on Mar 10, 2011 at 01:01 PM
    Farked. One of the worst articles ever. No motive... except a boyfriend in common. Life in prison, uh-huh. Ms. Edmonds, when reporting a story, use some of your own sense and don't rely so much on what the police tell you.
  • by Sans on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    While I realize that this woman needs serious help with her mental problem. No one is worth messing the rest of your life up and ending up in a jail cell over. What a total waste.
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