This is the thing of nightmares! I would like to see the Criminal Minds team take this creep down!
A home intruder in Washington is breaking into homes and standing near people’s beds while he watches them sleep. Jericka Northness woke up one night to find herself face to face with the man. This story is enough to make your skin crawl.
Her boyfriend, Brian McCartney, said, “We wake up in the middle of the night and adrenaline is going, even though nothing is wrong.”
The couple woke up early on Thursday morning when Jericka saw a man just a few feet away from the edge of her bed, starting at her, with his cell phone out. She said she knew it wasn’t Brian, stating, “Something’s not right, this can’t be my boyfriend.”
Thoughts started to race through her mind, when she realized Brian was fast asleep next to her, she said she panicked.
“I started hitting him like, ‘Wake up! Wake up!’ and he started to wake up and at that point, he started to walk away,” she said.
The man walked out of their house the same way he walked in, through the back door which was unlocked. “It seemed like all he was interested in was just watching us sleep,” she said.
Brian said as soon as he realized what was going on, they both heard the back door snap shut. They called 911 and police came to the home to investigate.
“I can’t help but wonder if he was in our house before the incident. Maybe checking everything before when we’re gone,” said McCartney. “Quite often we’ve not locked the front door, but we usually leave the back door locked and yet that was his point of entry and his point of exit.”
Mason County Sheriff’s Office along with the Shelton Police Department are investigating the case. Since Thursday, detectives have discovered six similar cases in the county where a man described as approximately 5’ 10”- 6 ft. tall, medium to thin build, dark shaggy hair, wearing dark clothing and a zip up hoodie sweatshirt entered through unlocked doors in the early morning hours.
Northness said she believes the man was white and in his mid-20s to 30s.
“He’s definitely not someone I recognized or have seen before,” she said. Detectives are trying to discover how the suspect is choosing his victims. At this point, they said all the women have multiple things in common. They work in the service industry, like fast food restaurants, they’re between the ages of 17 and 22, they live with someone else and post actively to social media, especially Facebook.
They need to quickly catch this crazy creep! This is just one more reason why you should keep a gun near your bed. You never know when you will wake up, and find yourself face to face with an intruder.
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