SAN JOSE, CA – This next story is guaranteed to make parents hug their kids and squirm more than a just a bit.
Home security video from earlier this month showed a thirteen-year-old girl walking home from school in San Jose, California. But lurking behind her was every parent’s nightmare, a man with some bad intentions.
The middle-school student first noticed him when he came up to her at the front door. He said he was lost, then asked her name and age, and some inappropriate questions.
"That's when I decided to run inside the house because I'd already unlocked it,” said the girl. “And I tried to slam the door on him but I couldn't, so he gets inside."
Once inside, the stranger grabbed the girl and slammed her into a corner. She fought back, smashing him in the face before she broke away.
The guy then casually put his earphones in his backpack while she put more distance between them.
"He walked a few steps towards me and I thought he was going to grab me again. But he just turns around, looks out the door, and just walks away."
The girl locked herself in her parent’s closet after the man left and sent text messages to her parents. Her dad called 911.
Police figured out pretty quickly that her intruder was the same man suspected in an attempted sexual assault in April in a women’s restroom of a local grocery store.
Lessons for all of us to stay alert no matter where you are.