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Creepy burglar held knife to Cleveland woman’s throat, told her to lock doors to keep ‘bad men’ out, report says

September 7, 2018

Creepy burglar held knife to Cleveland woman’s throat, told her to lock doors to keep ‘bad men’ out, report says

CLEVELAND, Ohio – An unidentified burglar held a knife to a Cleveland woman’s throat and warned her to lock her doors to keep the “bad men” out, according to police reports.

The burglar did not harm the 33-year-old woman but took her laptop, debit card and other items before he left her home early Tuesday on Dolloff Road near Broadway Avenue, according to police reports.

No arrests have been made in the case, police said.

The woman’s friend came over the night before the burglary to cut her children’s hair. The woman fell asleep on a couch before the friend left, and saw the front door ajar when she woke up about 5:45 a.m.

The burglar came in moments later and walked over to her. He held a small knife to her neck and told her that she should lock her doors and windows because “there are bad men out there,” the police report says.

The burglar asked for money, so the woman gave him $27 from her purse. The man handed back $7 and told the woman to walk into the kitchen, the report says.

The woman’s teenage daughter began to walk downstairs, but the woman yelled up to the girl and told her to go back to bed. The daughter did not see the burglar, the report says.

The burglar followed the woman into the kitchen, and told her to stay there until she counted to 30. He left the room, and she eventually heard the front door close. She then ran out to lock it.

The woman noticed a black tote bag containing her laptop was missing. A gym bag that contained her work badge, debit card and makeup bag was also missing, the report says.

The woman told police officers that she did not get a good look at the man’s face. Officers searched the area but did not find him, the report says.

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