Around 6 a.m., Marta Wingler was in bed half asleep at her house on Litchfield Road and North Mountain View Drive in Normal Heights when she heard something squeak.
“I looked into the doorway and there was enough light to see the silhouette of someone who is taller than my husband and thinner than my son," Wingler said. "I’m thinking this is someone I don’t know who’s in my bedroom and in my house.”
The man came in through a sliding door and got away with an unknown amount of cash, a $1,500 camera and a laptop. Neighbors say they saw him run away.
Wingler has lived at the home since 2002 and said she never thought anything like this would happen on the quiet street.
“The Lord was with me the whole time and I was never really scared,” she said.
She said she learned a valuable lesson about leaving doors open when it’s hot.
No arrests have been made, according to San Diego police.