LPD: Lincoln woman finds man in daughter’s bedroom

By: Kayla Bremer

A terrifying morning for a Lincoln woman when she finds a strange man standing in her daughter's bedroom.

Lincoln Police say the 35–year–old woman was sleeping on her couch when she heard movement inside the apartment near 33rd and Huntington Ave. just before 4:30 Sunday morning. She thought it was one of her kids but instead, she found a man inside her 10–year–old daughter's bedroom.

“That man tried to close the door on the woman, she stopped him and he fled out the window,” Officer Katie Flood said.

Police believe he got through that same window which was left unlocked.

Fortunately, the little girl was uninjured and completely unaware of the man in her room.

Police set up a perimeter and attempted a K–9 track, but they were unable to find the suspect.

“It's a very concerning crime especially since we don't know his intentions,” Officer Flood said. “If he just happened to find an unlocked window and came into steal or whether he in fact knew that there were small children in the home…regardless, it is something we take very seriously.”

Neighbors were also very surprised to hear that something like this would happen so close to home and say they're on edge, especially having little children of their own.

“I'm going to be a lot more pre cautious,” Andrew Turner said. “Probably put some more locks or maybe get some new locks on my windows, especially with it being right across the yard. That's real scary.”

Police say nothing was taken from the home and once again they are still looking for the suspect.

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