December 10, 2014

Woman reports occupied burglary

A Marathon woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office a man broke into her house while she was sleeping.

The victim, who lives on 74th Street in Marathon, told Deputy Ben Elmore the incident took place in the early morning hours on Saturday. She said she woke up at 5:40 a.m. and found a man standing beside her bed. She said he was whispering things she could not understand and that he climbed in bed with her. She said they struggled and she managed to get away, and went into the bathroom adjoining her bedroom. When she came back out she said he appeared to be gone. A few minutes later, he reappeared and she grabbed her phone, telling him she was going to call police. That is when he fled from the house. She left the house and went to a friend’s house, but did not call the Sheriff’s Office.

The victim went to work that day, but decided to call the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident after several friends told her she should. She gave Deputy Elmore a piece of rope she said was left behind by the suspect. She describes the suspect as a white male with a heavy Hispanic accent. He was in his 30s, about 5 ‘ 7” tall with a muscular upper body, dark short hair, no facial hair and he was wearing a blue and white striped polo shirt.

Sheriff Rick Ramsay would like to remind people that even though the weather is cooler and some residents like to open windows and doors to let the cool air inside, it is important to make sure your home is secure before you go to bed, or before you leave the house. While we all like to think we live in a safe place, and for the most part we do, we still have to make sure we take pro-active steps to keep ourselves and our families safe.

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