A woman has described the nightmarish situation she experienced as she was forced to flee her home after an intruder smashed through the front door and into her family’s Lake Tahoe home.
The Lake Tahoes mother and daughter were sleeping when the intruder broke into the house at about 9pm on January 19, 2017.
The intruder then tried to force their way in through the window and then smashed through a glass pane, causing severe damage to the house and the front entrance.
“The windows were shattered and the glass was all smashed into the front and back doors,” Ms Naylor said.
“I could hear screaming coming from the kitchen and I thought that the front of the house had just been smashed in.”
The intruder left the house through a window in the front room, but the Lake Taho woman was unable to see the intruder.
“He went upstairs and then he came back downstairs, and I could see him going through the door, and then there was just so much blood coming out of the kitchen, and there was blood all over the front.”
Ms Nathan said the front window was smashed, and the woman’s daughter was left bleeding on the floor of the living room.
The woman said she screamed for her daughter to come out, but no one answered.
“My daughter came out and there were all these bruises all over her body, and she was just lying on the bed, and her eyes were bloodshot and they were bleeding, and they just kept saying ‘Please come out’, and she said ‘No, please come out’,” Ms Nason said.
She said she heard a loud bang, and thought that someone had tried to jump the fence and that it was just an intruder breaking through.
The Lake City woman said the intruder then smashed the front windows and the rear door, causing extensive damage. “
But he just didn’t see us because he was just coming down the driveway and just smashing through the windows and stuff like that.”
The Lake City woman said the intruder then smashed the front windows and the rear door, causing extensive damage.
The female resident said she thought the house was on fire, and feared the worst.
“There were flames everywhere, and we were trying to make sure everything was safe, and just hoping to make it out alive,” Ms Nelson said.
The injured woman had to be taken to hospital, where she was later discharged.
The man was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated burglary and assault with a dangerous weapon.
“It’s very unfortunate, but this is a nightmare,” Lake Tahoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Murchison said.
He said the male intruder was described as a thin, thin man in his 30s.
“This is an unusual situation,” Mr Murchion said.
A spokeswoman for the Lake City Sheriff’s Office said she did not know if the woman was one of the injured.
“At this time, we do not have any further information on this incident,” the spokeswoman said.