West Fargo woman climbs out onto roof to escape home intruder
WEST FARGO - A West Fargo woman had to escape from her own home by climbing out onto her roof here this morning after being awakened by a man standing in her bedroom.
WEST FARGO - A West Fargo woman had to escape from her own home by climbing out onto her roof here Tuesday morning after being awakened by a man standing in her bedroom.
West Fargo Police Sgt. Patrick Hanson said police were dispatched Monday night at about 11:12 to a disturbance call at 3256 9th Street West.
The woman told officers that she had been asleep in her second-story bedroom when she awoke to find a white man standing there, blocking the door.
She managed to push out the screen on her window and crawl out onto the roof, she told officers, where a neighbor helped her climb off onto the roof of a parked car.
"I heard a girl scream for help and I heard her kick out her screen window," said Jamie Ridell, of West Fargo, "And I ran over there, and she was on the roof, jumped on her car, caught her, and brought her to my house."
West Fargo police and a Moorhead K-9 officer searched the area, but couldn't find the intruder.
"The investigation is still ongoing. still trying to get all the facts of the case," said Sgt. Pat Hanson, of the West Fargo Police Department. "The police department does encourage people to make sure that their doors are locked and that if they observe any suspicious behavior that they contact us immediately if they see anything."