Ever hear about Freddy Krueger, the protagonist of the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series aka the Boogeyman who invades your dream and kills you in your sleep? Although Krueger is a fictional character, it would appear that an individual from the state of Washington likes Robert Englund’s character so much, that he decided to emulate him.
Home Invader Haunting Washington?
Recently, the Washington authorities have been bedazzled by a series of unusual occurrences. According to the eyewitnesses’ testimonies, an individual wearing a hoodie broke into the victims’ homes and watched them while they were sleeping. In addition, some of the victims of this quaint assailant told the authorities that he seemed to use his smartphone in order to record them.
Jericka Northness, a Mason County resident, and Brian McCartney, her boyfriend, seemed to be the Washington peeper’s latest victims. Northnes, who shares her Mason apartment with McCartney, recalled that on Thursday morning, she was fast asleep in her bed when she suddenly woke up because she felt as though someone was watching her from the darkness.
The woman remembers opening her eyes and seeing the silhouette of a man standing at the foot of the bed. At first, Jericka thought that it was Brian, her boyfriend, sitting there and looking at her. However, the Mason County woman soon realized that the man standing in front of her looked nothing like Brian.
Jericka’s started to panic when she realized that Brian was fast asleep next to her and that the individual sitting at the foot of the bed was actually a home invader. The woman told the authorities that the suspect did nothing that could qualify as threatening – he simply stood there, watching her sleep, while holding up his smartphone, probably to record her.
Where Will He Strike Next?
The Mason County woman managed to wake up her boyfriend. However, as she was frantically trying to shake Brian, the individual simply got out and left the couple’s bedroom. They’ve immediately dialed 911 and told them about their home invader.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered Northness’s house through the back door, which, for some reason, was unlocked that morning. In addition, it would appear that the woman wasn’t the suspect’s only victim, six more similar cases being reported throughout the state.
At the moment, the authorities are trying to learn the suspect’s MO in an attempt to track him down. Jericka Northness and Brian McCartney described the home invader as being quite tall (approximately 6 feet), with a medium build, wearing dark clothes, which included a zip-up hoodie.
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