California woman captures video of thief moments before he rapes her.
(Video of the theft is in the link)
A California woman used her cell phone to record video of a crook robbing her house moments before he sexually assaulted her, authorities said Wednesday.
Now police hope the 13-second clip will help them catch the fiend.
The unidentified 28-year-old was home alone Tuesday morning when she heard "loud noises," Oakland Police Officer Holly Joshi told KGO 7 News in San Francisco.
"There was a strange man, brazenly in her home, gathering her electronics in a box," she said.
The woman quickly used her phone to record video of the man, who can be seen carrying a box and frantically looking for a way out.
"I'm sorry, can you leave," she is heard saying.
"Yeah," he mumbles in response.
"How did you get in here?" she asks.
The man, described as a 5-foot, 9-inch tall black man in his early 40s and weighing about 160 pounds, goes down a hallway to an open door, looks outside, then exits.
The video ends, but police said the man returned moments later and raped the woman.
"She was very much behind the release of the video," Joshi said. "She wants justice."
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest. Anyone with information may call police at (510) 637-0298 or Crime Stoppers at (510) 777-8572 and (510) 777-3211.
Excuse me, but you have enough time to take out your cellphone and take a video but didn't have enough time to dial 911?!!! And this isn't seen as a little odd?
The very LAST thing I would think of if I found someone in my home would be be grab the phone to take a VIDEO!!!!
Steps I would take:
1. Grab work radio (Not applicable to most people)
2. Grab cell, call 911
3. Grab Paraordinace P-14 .45 ACP w/ spare Mag.
4. Proceed as necessary.
As my friend Mike said, "It doesn't cost anything to be polite, but you get more with a gun and a kind word than a kind word alone.
Please don't bleed on the rug."
Dan Emplit WBFD
The average response time for an EMERGENCY 911 call in Wilkes-Barre is 4 to 6 minutes. The average response time for a .45 ACP is around .019 seconds (21 feet at 1100 feet per second).