A security camera caught an intruder breaking into a young mother’s home in Scotland before going inside her room to sleep, leaving the woman horrified.
Terrified Caitlin Sullivan, 22, was at her friend’s house when the camera in her bedroom started to buzz, she said.
She examined the footage but was shocked to see the mystery sleeper climbing into the bed she shares with her baby for a nap.
After she saw the nap on August 29, at 7.45am, the part-time carer immediately called the police and met them at her home.
The mystery sleeper was taken away but Miss Sullivan claims he was never arrested.
She said she has only returned back home since to clean as she is terrified he will come back.
Miss Sullivan, from Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, said: ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was so shocked – I didn’t know who he was.
‘I couldn’t believe there was a man in my bed. I don’t understand how he got into my house.
‘I haven’t been staying in the house since. I never want to go back to that house.
‘It’s the fact that both me and my little boy sleep in that bed. If I was there he would probably have climbed into my bed and slept next to me.’
A day later Miss Sullivan says she received a bizarre Facebook message from the intruder, thanking her for letting him get some sleep alongside an apology, she said.
The message read: ‘To give you my sincere apologies, I don’t keep well.
‘Thank you for letting me put my head down for three hours, hope no harm was done.’ He ended his message with ‘hope to meet you one day’.
Miss Sullivan said she doesn’t understand how the man found her name and is looking to move as she is too scared to go home.
She said: ‘I phoned the police and they just told me to block him.
‘Who is to say he won’t come back. He has not been punished for it so he might do it again.
‘I am scared to stay in my house now because of my little boy.
‘My neighbours said the man was trying to get into my house the night before around 10pm – he was seen screaming and shouting.’
A Police Scotland spokesman said: ‘Around 9am on Tuesday, August 29, officers were called to a report of someone within a house on Rosebank, Sauchie.
‘Officers attended and after being able to gain entry to the property spoke to the person within.
‘No criminality was established and the complainer was spoken to. Police have received no further complaints or reports in relation to this incident.’