FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two college students in Fort Collins who were terrorized by a peeper are taking extra safety precautions in the wake of the incidents.
Neither woman wished to have their identities revealed but both agreed to interviews with CBS4 in hopes that police are able to solve the cases.READ MORE: With Face Masks No Longer Mandated For Those Who Are Vaccinated, Business Owners Navigate Uncertainty
The crimes happened last Sunday north of the Colorado State University campus in a neighborhood that’s popular with students.
In the first incident the suspect climbed up on the roof of an apartment building and was caught looking in an upstairs bedroom window at approximately 11 p.m.
“I was laying in my bed, just on my computer and I thought I heard some things like rustling and what-not,” the first victim told CBS4.
Her window was open, and her shade was pulled halfway down.
“And then I heard actual footsteps — actual crunching. It was pretty distinct, on those shingles out there,” she said, pointing out her window to her roof.
She heard the person then walk around the house and she called her roommates and called police.
Police said they got another call 90 minutes later nearby — at an apartment close to the intersection of West Myrtle Street and South Grant Avenue.
In the second incident what police say could have been the same peeper surprised a woman who had been sleeping in her bedroom.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Governor's Office Lifts Face Mask Mandate For Those Who Are Vaccinated
“You know how you get that feeling that someone is by you? I got that feeling and woke up and said ‘Hello’ thinking it was one of my roommates and I saw a man hiding next to my bed,” the woman told CBS4.
She screamed and the man ran off. She said she never saw his face but caught several details about his appearance:
– dirty blond hair
– scruffy facial hair
– black hooded jacket
– khaki pants
“I really wish I could have, you know, done something. I wish I could have punched him. I wish I could have grabbed him,” she said. “I wish I could have sprayed him with pepper spray.”
She does not believe he was trying to commit a burglary, because “there were electronics in our living room that he could have grabbed.”
“He was definitely a creep,” she said.
Both young women say they are now locking their doors and watching over their shoulders and hoping there are no more victims.
“I want him off the streets,” the second victim said.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: Excitement Builds As Children Ages 12-15 Begin To Get Pfizer Vaccine
Authorities say there were a dozen similar cases in the same area of Fort Collins last year. They are looking for similar patterns in the crimes and are asking the public to help them out if they see any suspicious activity.