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Woman Awakens to Find Man Exposing Himself at Her Bedside: Police

A man used a fire escape to slip into a Brooklyn apartment, where a woman woke up to find him exposing himself at her bedside, police said.

Neighbors were startled to hear of the home invasion near Greene and Irving avenues in Bushwick Saturday morning.

After climbing up a fire escape, the man snuck into the third-floor apartment through an unlocked window. Once inside, he exposed himself to the 30-year-old woman and then tried to get into bed with her, police sources told NBC 4 New York. 

The woman screamed for her roommate, who came face to face with the intruder before he escaped through the front door of the building, police said.

The woman was not hurt, but neighbors were unnerved.

“It’s shocking,” Al Schwartz said. “Very, very shocking. There’s no words.”

Natalie Gomer said she just moved to the neighborhood from the East Village and was surprised to hear about the home invasion. 

“I'm definitely going to lock both my locks, that's for sure. I'm glad I have gates on my building,” Gomer said. 

Resident Brian Abbott said people have to be careful, especially as the weather warms and people crack their windows for a breeze. 

“You have to keep your doors and window locked and be conscious of your own safety in your own home,” Abbott said.

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