A 21-year-old Lakewood man recently pleaded guilty to jumping into a woman’s car while high, ordering her to drive and elbowing her in the face.
Kyle Brenenstahl pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in Pierce County Superior Court to unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.
He will serve 90 days in jail. Nine more months of jail time will be suspended after he is released, and he will have to serve a year of community custody.
As part of the plea deal, a second-degree kidnapping charge will be dismissed.
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According to court documents:
On Nov. 30, Brenenstahl climbed into a woman’s car as she waited at a Lakewood stoplight, throwing his duffel bag into the passenger seat.
He yelled, elbowed the woman in the face and told her to drive. She did as instructed, eventually going to a Tacoma convenience store. She told an employee what had happened and Brenenstahl was arrested.
Apart from his criminal sentence, Brenenstahl will be under a five-year no-contact order with the victim.