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Woman Groped in Shower by Intruder

The Story

After a long day, what is better than a nice, hot shower? If there are no surprises, very few things! However, what if you are showering and a stranger enters your home and assaults you? This happened to an unsuspecting woman in New Jersey recently.

Woman Showering Is Groped From Behind by Naked Man in NJ Home Invasion

“A woman was showering inside her New Jersey home when a naked man allegedly groped her from behind during a home invasion before running off, according to police.

The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. on April 14 in the area of Andria Avenue in Hillsborough, town police said. The woman told detectives that she was in the shower when the man made his way inside her home, then took off his clothes and allegedly attempted to join her in the shower.

The man grabbed her from behind, Hillborough Township Police said, but the woman was able to fight him off. The man then fled the bathroom and left the home, exiting possibly through a screen door, according to police.

The woman, who was not hurt, told police the man was between the ages of 18-24, thin with short dark hair, with no body or facial hair. She was able to provide a sketch to police, which they later released in hopes of getting a lead on the incident.

No arrests have yet been made, and an investigation is ongoing.”

Reported by NBC4 

What Can We Learn?

Wow! What a terrifying thought! You are in your home, your safe haven, and you are taking a shower. A man enters your home and violates you and your privacy. What could she have done in this situation? Well, we don’t know if all of her doors and windows were locked or if she has an alarm system. However, these are some of the things you can do to prevent home invasions or at least warn you of an intruder. She was able to fight him off. She kept her wits about her and perhaps even used everyday items as tools in her fight. Go for soft areas such as an attacker’s eyes or throat.  You should feel safe in your home but you should not feel like nothing can happen in your home, always be ready. Stay safe ladies!

6 thoughts on “Woman Groped in Shower by Intruder

  1. Dream Catcher says:

    Incredibly scary!!!

    Get a dog! My fur baby alerts me immediately whether I’m in the shower, sleeping or otherwise. Doors always locked as a responsible firearm owner and to keep me & my family safe! Alarm system a bonus….

  2. Penelope says:

    Dogs will alert you by barking regardless if friendly or guard dogs. Also gun near by at all times
    Crazy world we live in these days , “better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it”.

  3. Shirley Millar says:

    another idea is to get one of those door alarms that slip under the bathroom door and should someone try to enter, it stops them from opening the door and sends out a very loud alarm.

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Yes, great idea Shirley!! We actually have those in the TWAW store 🙂

  4. Rhonda Allen says:

    Not the first time this has happened. I frequently share a story very similar to this one with my students. I keep a .45 semi automatic firearm on a small table beside my shower for just such an occasion.

  5. FrogLady Warrior says:

    This is a tough one. I have a mirror in my shower that enables me to see if anyone enters my bathroom. Many times, I have taken one of my pistols in the bathroom, and hid it under a towel within my reach while I showering, but I don’t do that 100% of the time. My suggestions are to have an alarm, and engage it before showering. Lock the bathroom door. Have a weapon stashed within reach. Have your phone in the bathroom with you.

    Isn’t it an absolute shame we have to be this paranoid and prepared in our own homes?!?!?!?

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