DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit woman woke up early Tuesday morning to find a naked man in her home and neighbors are saying this isn't the first time something like this has happened in the area.
"When I saw him he was naked, and he was crawling into my bed," she said.
The 59-year-old woman was asleep upstairs in her bed at the Viewpoint Village Apartments on St. Antoine when after 5 a.m., she felt someone pulling the covers off of her.
"It's a big man ... trying to crawl on top of you," she said. "It's horrifying."
She says the man was big, bald and naked.
The man had removed the screen, broken the lock, snuck in, climbed the stairs and went into the victim's room - all while her daughters, nieces and grandchildren slept in the other bedrooms.
"I'm just glad i've got fighting instincts because i woke up screaming and fighting," she said.
She said she tried to swat the suspect with a broom but he quickly fled down the stairs and out the door.
"He just vanished. We looked every way -all around the house - he was nowhere in sight. Police came right away - they looked out. He was just gone," she said.
The victim says police told her there was a similar incident about a year ago where a woman woke up to find a man in her doorway naked and masturbating but it's not clear if the two incidents are related.
FOX 2 spoke with a neighbor who believes the same man has been to her house three times before.
"He actually takes the time to fold his clothes up, came upstairs in my daughter's room, standing up over her masturbating, then he says, 'Could I stay a while?' and she said no," she recalled.
That man was arrested but appears to be back on the street.
"This guy's a psychopath," she said. "Now he's back on the prowl again."
As for the latest victim, she says she's thankful it wasn't worse.
"I don't want to be alone, I know that," she said. "I'm thinking about what if he had a weapon? What if he had raped me? What if he went into my daughter's room? What if he'd gotten ahold of one of my grandkids? I'm just trying to get the word out to my neighbors - lock your doors."