Search Continues For Intruder Found By Woman In Her Closet

July 7, 2018

Authorities are still searching for an intruder a Cantonment woman found hiding in her closet Thursday afternoon.

The woman had been outside her mobile home on Rose Petal Lane, and noticed something was amiss when she returned inside. She found a a black male dressed in all black inside her closet. She used pepper spray on the man. They got into a struggle, and she received a minor scratch on her arm before he fled the mobile home on foot.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded, and a manhunt followed. Deputies established a perimeter and used a K-9 in their search, but they were unable to catch up with the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

Rose Petal Lane is located between Well Line Road and Neal Road, just west of Highway 29. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Search Continues For Intruder Found By Woman In Her Closet”

  1. Betty on July 10th, 2018 7:59 am

    I’m a realist….He got away to act again….yes he will!

  2. Stringbean baby on July 7th, 2018 3:58 pm

    Hope this fella is found.
    We got a pretty good neighborhood on Pine Top.

  3. IMHO on July 7th, 2018 10:04 am

    You’re lucky dude, if it was my closet they’d find him doa. Prayers for his victim(s)

  4. tg on July 7th, 2018 9:23 am

    If she had a gun he would be right over there on the floor. It makes them easy to find plus saves tax payers money.

  5. Tarrance Wright Sr on July 7th, 2018 2:58 am

    Give me a good description of the suspect and put me on the payroll. All u gotta do is get me a partner and we will be like Martin Lawarance and Will Smith on Bad Boys. In the First 48 hours of me looking for the suspect I gaureentee I’ll find the exact suspect that broke in this lady house.

  6. Christy Roper on July 7th, 2018 1:24 am

    Cowards hide but eventually are found. I wish some punk would hide in my closet! Kudos to the woman who stood her ground!