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Man Finds Drunken Intruder In Preteen Daughter’s Bed

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SIGNAL HILL (CBS) — A man awoke at night hearing noises coming from his preteen daughter’s bedroom and entered to find an unknown intruder in bed with her, authorities reported.

The father yanked the man, reportedly drunk, from the bed and called upon a neighbor to hold the suspect until police arrived, officials said.

The girl was not harmed.

Police responded to the apartment in the 1900 block of Cherry Avenue, near Pacific Coast Highway and the Long Beach border, at 2:20 a.m. Sunday. They found a group of people holding the man, who was only clad in underwear, Crista Martinez of the Signal Hill Police Department said.

The suspect told police that he had only been looking for a place to sleep. He was reportedly drunk and possibly under the influence of an unknown drug.

The intruder had gotten into the home by reaching through an open window to
unlock the front door, Martinez said.

Officers haven’t released the suspect’s name.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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