September 19, 2014

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Girl says teen boy climbed through bedroom window

ELYRIA – A girl woke up early Tuesday to a teenager climbing through her bedroom window.

A 17-year-old girl told police she was asleep in her house on the 600 block of Delaware Avenue around 5 a.m. Tuesday when she was awakened by a teenager climbing through her window. She told police the teen was black, looked about 13 to 15, and appeared skinny and around 5 feet tall with a grey tank top and khaki shorts.

The girl yelled at the suspect, asking who he was and what he was doing in her house, according to the report. She told police the suspect jumped out of the window and ran.

A 14-year-old girl who was staying at the house for a couple of days told police that she didn’t see anything but that a teenage boy matching the description of the suspect has been coming over to visit the 17-year-old girl over the past few days.

The 17-year-old girl told police that the suspect looked familiar but she couldn’t say for sure that it was the teenage boy who has been visiting her house.

Police found a plastic chair outside of the 17-year-old girl’s room but didn’t find the suspect on Tuesday morning.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.


  • Sis Delish

    Reminds one of a certain Beatles/Joe Cocker song… only I think it was the Bathroom Window, instead.

  • John Davidson

    Time to sleep with a weapon near.

  • Scout

    Maybe she should be more discerning as to who she allows into her house during regular hours. If it was the same kid that was coming over the previous days maybe he was casing and thought this might be a good time…hmmmm

  • Tim Brookes

    I sure hope they find the real story.

    • Scout

      Amen to that

    • Scout

      But….oh wait….the TC doesn’t do follow up stories very often…so we may never know (laughing)

  • Lisa

    The story didn’t say that the 17 year old girl was white… This is exactly how racism perpetuates…….. ps… I’m a white girl, and I take offense to that remark…

  • Scout

    Really… in this day and age one is not allowed to identify someone by color (unless there is a video) so the pc police come in. You are arrested! Who said the young woman was of caucasian heritage???? Just saying….

  • hank

    P.S. So am I!!!