Pacific Beach woman awakes to intruder touching her in bedroom

SAN DIEGO - A woman in Pacific Beach awoke early Friday to find a stranger in her bedroom, touching her, authorities reported.

The intruder fled from the residence at Bayard and Felspar streets about 2:15 a.m. when the victim realized what was happening and screamed, according to San Diego police.

According to police, the incident happened at a vacation rental where a group of girls from out of town is staying.

"They were all asleep and they woke up and saw an unidentified male in their house who ran out," a neighbor said.

"I just woke up and heard the commotion, and I was really scared; I just sat there shaking," said another neighbor.

On any given day, the neighborhood is filled with people riding their bikes and enjoying the outdoors. After 10News told residents about the assault, many women who live in the area said they aren't taking their safety lightly.

"I usually keep my front area locked cause we're right on a main street and we've actually had prior instances happen before," said Allison, a resident.

Jessica Spivey knows firsthand the terror of having your home broken into. She told 10News an intruder came in through the back door of her apartment last year. She now makes sure to keep her doors locked at all times.

"I also have an alarm system for my house and make sure that when I leave everyday everything is locked up because it's scary, you never know who's in your neighborhood," Spivey said.

The woman described the assailant as a dark-haired, muscular, roughly 5-foot-10-inch Hispanic or light-skinned black man in his 20s. He was wearing dark-colored basketball-style shorts, a short-sleeve shirt and a white baseball cap.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call police at 619-531-2210.

Police are looking into if there's been other prowling incidents in the area.

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