Prowler flees home after girl is awakened

October 16, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A Linthicum Heights girl scared away a prowler who was in her second-floor bedroom early Tuesday, county police said.

Joseph Yori, 40, of the 6200 block of Woodland Road told police his 15-year-old step-daughter woke him about 4 a.m. after the prowler left.

According to police, the girl thought Yori was playing a joke when she saw a man with pantyhose over his face, crawling at the foot of her bed. She asked him what he was doing and the man stood up, shook his head and walked downstairs, police said.

Police said the girl waited until she heard someone leave the house before she got out of bed and woke Yori.

He looked out and saw a dark compact car speed off, police said. When Yori checked the house, he found the rear sliding glass door open, police said.

"I'm sort of glad she waited until he got out of the house because he could have had a gun," Yori said yesterday. "No one got hurt and nothing was taken. I guess he was looking for jewelry, crawling around."

Pub Date: 10/16/97

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