Woman Wakes Up to Stranger Groping Her in Bed

Man was seen peeping into other homes, police say.

Police have increased patrols in a Haltom City neighborhood after a man broke into a house and assaulted a sleeping woman.

The 31 year-old woman said she woke up early Monday morning when she felt a stranger groping her under her pajamas. The woman yelled for help, scaring the man away.

Haltom City Police say the man forced open a locked window and crawled inside.

"The lock on the window was substandard and allowed entry into the residence with little to no force," said Haltom City Police Corporal Cody Phillips.

Haltom City Police said the man was also seen a few hours earlier, peeking through the window of a different home.

Even with an increased police presence in the area, residents said they are looking over their shoulder.

"I'll just keep a closer eye on what's going on around here, for sure," said James Walls, who checks in on his mother in the neighborhood.

Adriana Martinez said she has little children and always makes sure they're close to her at all times.

"We all sleep in the same room. You can't trust anybody anymore," Martinez said.

Police said they are looking for a Hispanic male with black hair who is between 30 and 45 years old. He is about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall and was last seen wearing a red shirt and a baseball cap, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Haltom City Police at 817-222-7000.

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