NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Bronx teenager suffered a terrifying encounter after waking to find an intruder had climbed up a fire escape and into her bedroom.
Police said the incident happened just before 4 a.m. Monday in the area of Kelly Street and Leggett Avenue in Longwood when everyone in that apartment was fast asleep, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported.
Investigators said the 16-year-old girl woke up to the intruder standing over her bed. He grabbed her hand and placed it on his crotch.
She managed to wrestle her hand away before the man fled.
Other people were home at the time, but no one was physically injured.
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