CAUGHT ON CAM: Teen fights off would-be rapist who followed her into her own home

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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.

Photos courtesy San Jose Police

Photos courtesy San Jose Police

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:


Police told the television station they were very concerned the man would strike again if he was not caught.

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    • JMG

      He definitely needs to be caught, pronto. With such clear pictures it probably won’t be long. As for his ‘willy’ it needs to be removed, as painfully as possible. ‘Nuff said.

  • Michaelk

    Lets just cut this guys head off with a rusty hack saw, but not before cutting the rest of his limbs off while he’s still alive. Make him suffer. THE HELL WITH RAPISTS!!!!

  • Kellssi

    Why the hell did she just STAND there after he released her? He could have then lunged at her and really did damage. She had no way of predicting he’d leave. She should have BOLTED the second he released her instead of standing there like a dumb bunny. It’s also not clear what she did that made him release her, and it didn’t look like she really did anything. Looked more like he slipped a little. It’s misleading to say she “fought him off.” No way. He slipped and decided not to play his luck any longer.

    • Vanessa C.

      She is a 13-year-old girl who just got her head bashed into a wall repeatedly by a stranger attempting to rape her in her own home. Forgive her for not being clear-headed in the moment. Rambling on and on about what “SHE SHOULD” have done is irrelevant, since she wouldn’t need to do any of that if HE did NOT break in and assault her! Sheesh…

      • Cheryl

        I think she did pretty good for her age, she is a young girl and scared which is what he was looking for. Good for her she did what she could. Bet dad is looking for the nut and I hope he finds him.

  • Fed_Up

    Well, since obviously it takes FILM FOOTAGE to be believed about rape, women should all get little cameras to wear everywhere!

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