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Intruder startles Fredericksburg woman

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A Fredericksburg woman was startled but unharmed after she woke up Monday night to find a strange man in her bedroom.

City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the woman, who is in her 70s and lives on Caroline Street, told police she was awakened about 10:20 p.m. by her barking dog.

She looked up and saw a man she didn’t know standing in her room.

When she asked the man why he was there, the man told her, “I’m in the wrong house. I’m in the wrong house.” He then ran down the stairs and out the front door; nothing was reported missing.

Police believe he entered the home through an unlocked door. Bledsoe said police don’t know if the man had evil intentions or really made a mistake; the investigation is continuing.

The intruder was described only as a white male in his 20s with a short, military-style haircut.

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