COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A mother stopped a teenage boy before he grabbed her daughter.
Early Tuesday morning, Colorado Springs police officers responded to a call of a prowler in the 1500 block of Gatehouse Circle South.READ MORE: 'It Broke The Law': Colorado Settles Lawsuit With Federal Government
Their initial investigation determined that someone tried to get into a 4-year-old girl’s bedroom through the window.
As it happened, the girl’s mother went into the room before the 16-year-old boy had contact with the girl.READ MORE: I-70 Reopened At Eisenhower Tunnels After Hours-Long 'Police Activity'
The boy fled and, after detectives were able to obtain evidence that led to him, was arrested later in the afternoon without incident.
“That could have been our kids. He could have been trying to get into our kids’ window. I don’t even want them sleeping in their own room now. It scared me,” neighbor Shellby Cescolin said.
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Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.