A woman fell asleep watching A Stranger in My Home before being awoken to the terrifying reality of a stranger strangling her in her home Saturday morning, WFAA reported.
The woman, who has not been identified for fear of her safety, fell asleep on her couch in northwest Fort Worth near 23rd street after coming home late from work.
Just before 5 a.m., the video shows the man peeking around the outside of the home, coming in through a window and walking around the apartment before, out of the camera’s view, he approaches the sleeping woman.
“I woke up to him putting his hand over my mouth and nose and strangling me with the other hand,” the victim told WFAA.
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She told WFAA that he commanded her to take her clothes off and she is then seen struggling with the man, falling to the ground and crashing into the television. As she attempted to climb out the window, she yelled for help which prompted him to run away.
The woman is shaken up but not physically harmed, she told WFAA.
According to the report, police responded to a home invasion call just after 5 a.m. Saturday. They are investigating the incident and searching for the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 817-469-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
“Anybody who’s bold enough to go inside someone’s residence knowing they’re home is someone we’re concerned about,” Sgt. Marc Povero told WFAA.
Another woman told News 8 Tuesday that she experienced a similar attack Sunday evening at her home just four miles away from this one.
The woman, identified herself to the station as Taylor, said her family had just gone inside after fishing a barbecue when the man approached her from behind and grabbed her hair.
“He grabbed my mouth, too, so I couldn’t say anything. And so I fell backwards,” Taylor told WFAA.
She fought back and the suspect ran away. Other than a few bruises, she did not sustain any major physical injuries.
A Fort Worth police spokesman confirmed to News 8 that their detectives are looking to see if the two cases are related.
Taylor told WFAA she saw the video of the man from the Saturday attack but believes the man who attacked her was thinner.
“If anything, it just lets people know, if there’s not one, then there’s two weirdos that are trying to grab women,” she told WFAA.