Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and seeing someone pushing through a window screen in your home. You would undoubtedly be filled with fear and surprise.
That's what happened to a Payson woman Wednesday morning. The woman, who asks to remain anonymous, described the scene. "I heard a noise outside and went to look, and here was a young kid, already had the screen off the window and my window was open. I ran up to him and said, ‘what are you doing?' Here I am face to face with him. If he had a gun or knife, I could be dead now," she said. She says the young man told her he was looking for someone and walked away.
That happened at about 4 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Ponderosa.
The woman called police. They investigated, but did not find the suspect. Within a few hours, police responded again to a report of cars burglarized at the same address.
Police Sergeant Dean Faust said someone broke into seven vehicles in the apartment complex parking lot. All seven vehicles were unlocked.
"People need to keep their doors and windows locked, even their cars locked," said Faust.
The woman we spoke to was one of those who had her car broken into. Someone stole her driver's license out of the vehicle. Faust said the owners of the other cars lost money and other personal items.
Police have released a description of the suspect. He is a white male, in his early 20s, medium build, between 5'8 and 5'10, with light colored hair.
No arrests have been made.