Green Bay woman wakes to intruder touching her

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay Police are warning residents to be alert after a woman woke up to a stranger touching her in bed.

Police say the woman was sleeping at her residence in the 1300 block of Division Street when the man entered her home through an unlocked garage door. This happened May 29, at about 5:40 a.m.

"The person was touching her, woke her up," said Commander Jim Runge, Green Bay Police Department. "And she yelled at the person, screamed at him, then she got him to leave the house. And she actually pursued him for a little ways."

Action 2 News spoke with the victim who says she jumped into action that day.Click here to listen to her chilling story.

The man was seen running away.

"One of the neighbors did see the person fleeing down the street," Runge says. "We did a K-9 track. We didn't have any luck."

Police says the suspect is described as possibly Hispanic. He has shoulder length puffy, curly hair and a scar underneath his eye. The victim describes him possibly being 5'6"-5'-8", 140 pounds with a medium build.

Police believe he may live in Green Bay or the surrounding area.

"Our suspicion initially was somebody local, and I still feel it's a local person. I think we do," Runge said. "It would be pretty odd for somebody to travel from outside the city to do something like that. Not to say it couldn't happen, but it's probably somebody that lives in this area."

Nothing was missing from the woman's home.

"No, nothing taken. That's the strange thing. Entered the home, was actually touching her. That woke her up. Her pet was making noise, and that additionally helped to wake her up," Runge said. "And good for her that she yelled him and caused him to flee, but it could easily have gone a different direction."

Green Bay Police urge residents to lock doors, windows and garages.

"It seems like our criminals the last couple of years, they don't break much to get in. They just pull doors," Runge said. "And they find plenty of open doors. So another reminder to make sure everything's locked."

If you know anything about this incident, please contact Green Bay Police at 920-432-7867.

"None of us can really imagine, unless it happens to you," Runge says. "But to be sleeping, in your own bed and have a stranger in your bedroom, in the middle of the night--it's got to be terrifying."