By: Kayla Bremer
A terrifying morning for a Lincoln woman when she finds a man inside her house.
Lincoln police got the call for a burglary in progress on Cotner near South Street just before 11 Wednesday morning.
The victim says she was in her backyard with her dogs and when she came back inside about two minutes later, a man was standing in her living room.
"I asked him, 'What are you doing here? Who are you? Get out of my house," the victim, Shelly said. "And I had already walked across the kitchen floor into the dining room and he just gouged me with something. I don't know what it was."
Shelly says the man lunged at her, jabbing her twice in the stomach, so in self-defense she ran to the kitchen to grab a knife. By the time she came back, the man ran out the front door and down the street.
"A dog track was conducted but we were not able to locate the suspect," Officer Katie Flood said. "He has been described as a man in his 40s, 5 foot 6 inches tall, 180 pounds, with short dark hair and thick framed glasses."
Police say the man got into her house through an unlocked front door. Shelly says she thinks it was accidentally left open when a family friend left the night before.
"Been locking my doors now so I'd encourage anybody to lock their doors," Shelly said.
Shelly says her stomach is still pretty sore and bruised but other than that she's doing okay. A good reminder for everyone to keep your doors locked at all times.
As far the suspect, police are still searching for him.