Dearborn Heights mother finds stranger in home

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – What started as a normal morning inside a Dearborn Heights home quickly changed as a mother and her baby found themselves sharing their home with a stranger.

Laila Saeed said she was sitting in a recliner in her Dearborn Heights home with her 5-month-old son at about 11:30 a.m. when she felt something wasn't quite right.

"I heard some rustling around and then my dog started barking and going crazy," Saeed said.

She said she looked over toward the hallway and saw a strange man in her home. She said she yelled at him to get out.

"He turned around and he left out the same window he came in. It was just the scariest thing I think I ever had to deal with," said Saeed.

Saeed said she thinks the man had been watching her home located in the 6100 block of Mayburn Street off of Telegraph Road. She said he came in through an open window next to a vacant KFC restaurant next door.

"I'm pretty sure he left his bike on the other side," Saeed said. "He was scoping out the house. He broke in 10 minutes after my stepdad left."

She said the man got away on a blue bike. She's thankful she and her baby weren't hurt, but regrets leaving her widows open.

"We don't have central air conditioning," Saeed said. "I know it's hard, but please get a window (unit), one for all the rooms. Your safety is more important than anything."

Saeed described the intruder as a white man about 6 feet 1 inch tall in his late 30s or early 40s. She said he was bald and had no facial hair. She said he was possibly on a blue bike wearing a white T-shirt down to his knees.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to call Dearborn Heights police.

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