FAIRFIELD, CA - Talk about a heart-pounding scare: twice recently, Fairfield residents have awakened to a stranger in their bedrooms, say police.
The encounters took place in the early mornig hours in the area of Utah Street and Pennsylvania on Aug. 18 and in late July.
Police Sgt. Rob Lenke said the residents were initially asleep. The stranger calmly walked to the front door and left in each case. In the Aug. 18 incident, the man was then seen running down Pennysylvania Ave. toward downtown Fairfield.
Fortunately, no one has been hurt.
Residents described the man as either white or Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He had short hair and at least one resident described him as having a wide build, Lenke said.
A call into police about what one should do in such a situation was not immediately returned.
Police did not say if the residents had left doors or windows unlocked or opened but they encouraged everyone to close up and lock up at night.
Anyone who may have seen the prowler or thinks they know who he is was asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7300 or Det. Derrick Fok at (707) 428-7608, the 24-hour Tip Line at (707) 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867. Callers can remain anonymous.