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Enrique Padilla felony warrant attempted to flee police by hiding in the trunk of a vehicle on state Highway 1 in Moss Landing

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A Salinas man wanted for an outstanding felony warrant attempted to flee police by hiding in the trunk of a vehicle on state Highway 1 in Moss Landing Friday afternoon, according to sheriff’s deputies. According to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Enrique Padilla, of Salinas, was arrested after he attempted to evade deputies.

Deputies said he led officers on a short foot pursuit and then jumped into the trunk of his sister’s car. His sister had previously been told the he was wanted for the warrant, deputies said. The vehicle was stopped a short time later and Padilla was arrested without incident. His sister was cited and released.

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