SAN JOSE, California — A teen girl in California fought off a man police said was trying to rape her after he followed her into her own home.
The entire thing was caught on the family’s home surveillance system and now San Jose police are linking the man to another attempted attack last week.
Police said they were called to the home late Tuesday where the 13-year-old girl told them she had been walking home from school when the man confronted her at her own front door. The man can be seen on the video forcing his way inside the home where the girl bravely fights him off before he turns and runs.
Last Thursday police were called to a market where a 28-year-old woman said a man tried to sexually assault her in the public restroom.
Police said the description in both cases matched.
Wednesday authorities released additional surveillance photos to the public and asking anyone who recognized the man to call them at 408-277-4102.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 30-years-old, medium height, thin build, with a beard. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, blue long-sleeve button-down shirt, and light-colored cargo shorts. He was also seen carrying a dark-colored messenger bag. The suspect may be riding a light blue 10-speed-style bicycle.
ABC 7 News in San Francisco reported that after the man ran away the teen hid in a closet inside her home and texted her father:
DADDY COME HOME NOW. SOME GUY TRIED TO RAPE ME.
Police told the television station they were very concerned the man would strike again if he was not caught.