Teen Fights Off Man Who Pushed His Way Into Her Home
Police in California are on the hunt for a man who followed a 13-year-old girl home from school and pushed his way into her house.
San Jose police say the eighth-grader was attacked in broad daylight on Tuesday. They say the suspect followed her home from school and told her he was lost.
The teen ran inside her house, but the suspect then pushed his way through the door, grabbed the girl, and pushed her against a wall. She escaped his grip by hitting him in the face, at which point he fled.
The horrifying ordeal was caught on the family’s surveillance camera (above), and the family is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Authorities believe he’s the same man who recently tried to attack a woman in a market restroom.
The teen involved in Tuesday’s attack told KTVU that she has lost her sense of security.
"There's no way I'm ever walking home again, I no longer trust the outside world," she said.
Police describe the suspect as a thin white man, who is about 6 feet tall. The teen says her attacker smelled strongly of cologne and has a high-pitched voice.
Anyone with information is urged to call police.