Woman wakes to find stranger over her bed

Posted at 11:25 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 02:25:10-04

A stranger snuck into a woman’s bedroom in Pacific Beach early Monday morning; frightening her and her boyfriend.

She lives in an upstairs apartment in the two-story building; there was no sign of a break-in, but there was a ruckus.

Next door neighbor Cory McMullen told 10News, "I got woke up about 4 in the morning. I heard a big crash, a girl and guy yell and bunch of banging and things like that."

McMullen ran outside and saw his next door neighbor outside. He said she was visibly upset. She told him someone had broken into her apartment and was kneeling down next to her as she slept. 

"He didn’t take anything but got into the bedroom and was over by the bed," McMullen said. "And when they woke up and the boyfriend chased him down the alley; wasn't able to catch him."

Police say there was no sign of forced entry and they're not sure what time he broke into the apartment. 

"It was definitely pretty crazy; I thought it was an earthquake at first and they were yelling," McMullen said. "He could have been there for a while, I have no idea."

The apartments are located just a few blocks from the beach and numerous bars. Neighbors say they're used to late night noises and people just outside their homes. But someone inside your bedroom in the middle of the night is another matter.

Joshua Stokes lives nearby. 

"That'd be horrifying to wake up and have somebody kneeling at your bed," Stokes said. "It's frightening to know that happened right around the corner."

If you know anything about the intrusion, call police.