I'm new to this group and joined because of an incident that happened to me and my family this last Sunday evenin (8/6/13). We live on the 4600 block of S. Austin St. (MLK and Othello). This last Sunday I was in the bathroom getting ready for a job interview and my partner was with me helping me prep. My daughter was sitting on the couch looking out the window which faces the front yard and saw a young Asian male (19-24 yo) crossing through our front yard. He made eye contact with her and proceeded to the side of our house. She thought he was heading to the alley to get to a neighbor's house behind us. Instead he came in through the side door. She asked him what he was doing and he replied, "I know your mom" took my phone off the kitchen table and left, running, out the door. I heard a male voice and immediately after she was calling my name. My partner chased after him and we were yelling for our neighbors to call 911. Many came out and did. The police came and caught the man.
We are now in a bit of a waiting game with SPD. They need to get a photo montage together so that my 10 year old can come identify him. Hopefully, this will happen in the next few days.
I'm posting here for twol reasons:
1. to let people in the neighborhood know this happened
2. To ask if anyone has any experience identifying a suspect so that I can prepare my daughter
On a side note, yesterday someone knocked on the door saying that they were selling non-toxic cleaners. White kid, baggy jeans, dirty sweatshirt. I didn't let him in and he got mad and said, "Fine. Just stay scared and locked up in your house." Anyone know if this is legit?
Thanks so much everyone and stay safe.