A Scripps Ranch woman woke up to a terrifying sight early Saturday morning: a stranger standing over her bed, San Diego Police say.
The man walked into the woman’s home nearly Sweet Willow Way and Stonebridge Parkway through an unlocked door, investigators believe.
He then went into a bedroom where the victim was sleeping.
Around 2:10 a.m., she woke up to see the suspect standing next to her bed, but he fled as soon as her eyes opened and did not touch her, police say.
The suspect is described as an adult man between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-5 with a chubby, broad build. He may have been wearing dark basketball-style shorts.
Neighbor Erin Gray, a single mom, told NBC 7 hearing about this incident is unsettling.
"So to have something like that so close, across the street or even just in this whole area is kind of scary," she said.
Others in the area said they will be taking precautions and locking their doors to make sure a situation like this does not happen again.
Police are investigating this as an attempted sexual assault.
If you have any information about the suspect or this incident, call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or the SDPD Sex Crimes Unit at 619-531-2289.