Woman wakes to man inside bedroom

Woman wakes to man inside bedroom (Image 1)

A Green Hills woman woke up early Friday morning to find a man inside her bedroom.

Police reported the woman pretended she was still sleeping when saw the suspect around 2:45 a.m. at her home in the 4000 block of Kimbark Drive in Green Hills.

She continued to pretend to sleep until the man left her home.

The woman's 12-year-old son was also home at the time of the burglary.  Neither was injured. Officials said the man made entry through an unlocked door.

“It just hit me I needed to call 911,” she said. “There is actually someone in my room.”

The woman first called a neighbor to ask them to call 911, because she was scared the burglar would hear her talking to the dispatcher.

Her neighbor did not answer so she texted her boyfriend, who also did not respond.

She eventually called 911 and whispered that she needed help. As she hung up with the dispatcher, the man came back to her bedroom.

“He started going through all my stuff from the closet, to the floor, to the nightstand like right above my head,” she said.

The suspect reportedly stole personal belongings and electronics. He escaped the house just as Metro officers arrived.

He dropped an Xbox and flashlight he stole, but got away with the woman's purse.

Neighbors were stunned to hear about the home invasion.

Ketric and Ashley Newell live near the woman and did not know about the home invasion until News 2 told them.

“The fact that they would go into the same room where someone is sleeping is crazy,” Ketric Newell said. “It makes me think, do I have my windows locked?”

Ashley Newell said they have left their doors unlocked before and never had a problem.

“We have always felt really safe in this neighborhood and we are definitely guilty of leaving our door open when we go for a run or down the street to the gas station,” she said. “I think it was smart of her to stay acting like she was asleep, because I can't imagine what would have happened if she tried to scare him off.”

A suspect description was not immediately known.

The woman said she plans to move out of the house after living there for just one month because of the break-in.

Anyone with information about the suspect, should call crime stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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