Woman Wakes to Find Stranger Touching Her

Police believe the same man entered another woman's bedroom last week

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Saturday, Apr 13, 2013  |  Updated 4:09 PM EDT
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Two women in Bustleton wake up to a man in their home, touching them. NBC10's Doug Shimell reports on how the man is getting in and what police are doing to find the bedroom stranger.

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Two women in Bustleton wake up to a man in their home, touching them. NBC10's Doug Shimell reports on how the man is getting in and what police are doing to find the bedroom stranger.

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A woman in Northeast Philadelphia wakes up in the middle of the night to find a stranger in her bedroom.

The 25 year old, who lives on Ferndale Street, tells police the man was touching her, as he kneeled next to her bed. Police say this all happened around 1:00 a.m.

The victim says after she screamed, the man ran away, leaving through a window. The woman thinks that window may have been unlocked.

"It's sick. It's extremely sick and it's frightening," said Dawn Witwer, who lives on Ferndale Street.

Philadelphia police believe this is the same man who entered a different woman's bedroom last week, at a house on Jeanes Street in Northeast Philadelphia. The 27 year old reported to police that she woke up and saw a stranger caressing her leg. Police say the man entered through an unlocked window.

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"There's a lot of elderly who live around here and you have to look out for your neighbors too," said Margaret Schiavello, resident.

Police are searching for the man and are asking anyone with information to call Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3263.

 


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