South Bay girl wakes up with strange man standing over bed

Police interview a family outside the South Bay home where a girl woke up to a man standing over her bed Saturday.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A 10-year-old girl in Chula Vista woke up to a man with facial tattoos standing over her bed Saturday morning.

The girl woke up just before 7 a.m. to see the man, who she described as “dirty,” standing at the foot of her bed, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The girl jumped out of bed and ran to tell her parents. Police quickly arrived at the family’s home on Madison Avenue near Broadway, but by that point the suspect had already left.

Police believe the man entered through a back door, according to the U-T.

“This is a neighborhood that has a lot of children in it,” said one neighbor, who chose to remain anonymous and said he would be alerting family and friends who live nearby. “There’s an elementary school right around the corner from here.”

The suspect was described as a white male with tattoos on his face who was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt.

Police were still looking for the suspect at 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Anyone with information was asked to call Chula Vista police at 619-691-5151.

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