Woman Awakens to Stranger Touching Her in Sleep

The alleged sex assault happened at a home on Felspar and Bayard streets in Pacific Beach

By Monica Garske and Steven Luke
|  Friday, Jun 20, 2014  |  Updated 8:01 PM PDT
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Woman Awakens to Stranger Touching Her in Sleep

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Woman Awakens to Stranger Touching Her in Sleep

A San Diego woman allegedly discovered a stranger had broken into her home and was touching her as she slept, officials said. NBC 7's Steven Luke spoke to people who were in the room with her.
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A San Diego woman got a scary awakening Friday morning when she discovered a stranger had broken into her home and was touching her as she slept, officials said.

The victim was sleeping in a bedroom with six other people in the room when she woke up to an unknown man sexually assaulting her around 2:15 a.m. at a home on Felspar and Bayard streets in the Pacific Beach community, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The group -- which included five women and a man -- was startled awake by the sounds of the victim screaming, two of the women told NBC 7.

They said they saw a shadowy figure running out of the front door and down the sidewalk.

Investigators said the suspect is described as a man in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-10 with a muscular build and short, dark hair. He was wearing a white baseball cap, short-sleeve shirt and dark-colored basketball-type shorts.

A woman who lives next door said she woke up when police started buzzing around her window. 

"It's really scary, and it made me wonder if I should be concerned," she said.

Other Pacific Beach residents say they're not surprised, claiming they've had multiple encounters with intoxicated strangers trying to get into their houses -- often by mistake. 

Investigators are not taking this case lightly. Sex crimes detectives spent hours processing the scene for evidence Friday.

Anyone with information on the assault should call the SDPD Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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