Happy Halloween Stupid Americans! Build the fence!
Oct 31, 2006 7:16 am US/Eastern
(CBS/AP) LAKE CARMEL, N.Y. Here's a Halloween tale that is true. A naked man breaks into a home late at night where a 12-year-old girl is babysitting her 2-year-old and 6-year-old neighbors. It happened Saturday night in a two-family home off Towners Court in Lake Carmel.
Kent Town Police say a little before 11 p.m. Saturday the babysitter and the two younger children were watching television in a bedroom when the 12-year-old girl noticed a light go off in the living room.
A few seconds later a naked man wearing a mask jumped on top of her. Kent Police Lieutenant Alex DiVernieri says the girl was able to fight off the guy by punching him in the face. When he ran out, she took the two children to her family's apartment upstairs and her father called 9-11.
Officer Joe Peters responded within a minute and saw a stranger near the garage. He grabbed the man, who was now clothed, but the man slipped out of his jacket and took off toward Ryan Park nearby.
The suspect fell into a stream and was arrested. Police say he is 33-year-old Rigoberto Perez a homeless illegal alien from Guatemala. He's being charged with burglary, assault, and unlawful imprisonment.
Police say the babysitter was treated for injuries to her neck and back.