PORTLAND, Ore. — Seven months ago, a man broke into a Portland woman’s home and climbed into bed with her. Police said a suspect, Brandon Bell, is now in jail.
According to police, it was 2 a.m. when Bell went through a fence, passed two flood lights, and walked through the back door.
“I said, ‘Who are you?’ and he said, ‘I’m you’re boyfriend’ and I said, ‘No you’re not’ and then he kissed me and licked my neck and I kind of reached my hand over and realized my daughter was in bed with me,” said Katherine Baker.
For the sake of her daughter, Baker said she pretended he was her boyfriend.
“I played along with him I was just like, ‘Oh yeah babe, hey it’s so good to see you’ and grabbed my daughter and kicked my son’s bed on the way out and [told him to] run,” said Baker.
She then ran next door to her brothers, and one of them grabbed a baseball bat to look for Bell.
The next day, Baker called police who told her to go to the hospital. There, they did a DNA test from the saliva on her neck.
Seven months later, she’s happy she can get a good night’s rest knowing he is no longer out there.
Baker said she has now installed a deadbolt lock and makes sure to lock her bedroom door too.
“It’s a family neighborhood, it’s full of kids and I don’t want this to happen to anybody else,” said Baker. “I figured if it happened to me it could happen to someone else too.”
She will tell her story in front of a grand jury Thursday, and hopes her fear will show so he will get more than a slap on the wrist.