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Forum staff reports, Published February 09 2012

Moorhead police say woman awoke to intruder in her bedroom

MOORHEAD – Police here are investigating a home intrusion in which a woman said she awoke to a stranger in her bedroom and scuffled with him before he fled on foot.

The incident was reported at 3:42 a.m. in the 1000 block of Fifth Street South, just west of the Concordia College campus.

According to Lt. Brad Penas:

It’s believed the intruder entered the house through an unlocked door.

The intruder briefly exchanged words with the resident. He indicated he was in the wrong home and asked to use a telephone.

The resident asked the intruder to leave several times, and a brief scuffle ensued.

“The resident yelled for assistance from other occupants of the home at which time the subject fled the residence on foot,” Penas stated in a news release.

Officers set up a perimeter in the area and attempted unsuccessfully to track the suspect with a police dog, Lt. Joel Scharf said.

Police haven’t identified the suspect or released a description.

No weapon was displayed during the incident, and the woman wasn't hurt, Penas said.

Penas described the home's residents as college-age and unrelated, but he said he didn't know whether they're college students.

Penas reminded residents to take precautions by locking and securing doors.