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.

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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.

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The boy fled and, after detectives were able to obtain evidence that led to him, was arrested later in the afternoon without incident.

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“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.

Additional Information From The Colorado Springs Police Department

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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.