Woman in Troy wakes up to stranger touching her leg

A woman in Troy woke up to a stranger touching her leg in her bedroom.

It happened around 2 a.m. Monday morning at a house on Amberwood, near Rochester and South Boulevard.

The woman says she was in her bed asleep when she felt someone touch her leg. She woke up immediately and screamed, and the man ran down the stairs and out of the house. 

"This is definitely upsetting; this is something you don't expect to happen. It very rarely does happen. Typically when we have home invasions here they'll happen during the day, in an unoccupied house. It's definitely something you don't expect to happen. Startling, to say the least," says Troy police Sgt. Meghan Lehman. 

Police say the family has security cameras so they know the man was inside for about 10 minutes, but he didn't steal anything. 

"We don't know exactly what his intentions are but, clearly, he wasn't supposed to be there," Lehman said. 

Police responded to their 911 call right away and tried to track the guy with a police dog, but couldn't find him. They say he's a young man, probably between 18-25. 

The surveillance cameras didn't get a clear picture of his face, so police are asking any neighbors in that area to check their surveillance cameras. They think the guy might have jumped through some backyards. 

Lehman says they're not ruling out the possibility that someone may have accidently walked into the wrong house, and ask that the man comes to talk to police if this is the case. 

Police believe he got into the house through a basement door, and are reminding everyone to keep their doors and windows locked.