El Cajon woman hides in home as stranger sits and stares in her front yard

She says the man then rang her doorbell

EL CAJON, Calif. - An El Cajon woman’s look through her blinds led to a nerve-wracking, frightening afternoon.        

Kelly's home is in a quiet neighborhood at the end of a cul-de-sac. It’s not an easy place to find, but someone did last Wednesday, just before noon.

“It was freaky,” said Kelly, who asked us not to use her last name. “I was headed to the bedroom, when he caught my eye. He was sitting right there."

There, sitting in her chair and feet from her front door, was a man in his 20s.

“He just kept staring ahead. That's what was so creepy about it. He was not talking and not moving,” said Kelly.

He didn’t move for an hour, before finally getting up to ring the doorbell.

A nervous Kelly didn't open the door.

“Called my neighbor to ask what I should do,” said Kelly.

Kelly also called the police non-emergency line, but she says she was told no officers were available.

The man would ring the doorbell one more time, before heading back to the chair.

An hour and a half after she first saw him, he left.

One neighbor told 10News she confronted the man. He claimed to have family in the area, and then wandered out of the neighborhood.

Kelly posted the incident on the East County Emergency Updates Facebook page

In response, someone said they saw the same man at a Santee burger joint later that day - not eating, but staring straight ahead.

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