A terrified woman has told how she feared a bedroom intruder was going to rape her.
And now the shaken victim Samantha Sloan is urging people to make sure they’ve locked all doors and windows at night.
Horrified Samantha, 41, was roused from sleep at 5am to find a man standing at the bottom of her bed with a torch.
She lashed out at him, trying to kick and punch him, and even threw her duvet at him in a bid to make him leave her Paisley flat.
The housebreaker fled with £3,000 worth of jewellery and perfume from Samantha’s home.
She told the Paisley Daily Express: “I woke up at 5am and there was a black guy standing at the bottom of my bed with a torch.
“To wake up and see this guy standing over me was terrifying.
“I thought he was going to rape me because he was hovering over my bed.
“So I started kicking and punching – and I even tried to fling my duvet at him.
“I thought he was going to rape me.
“I seen him getting out the flat through the living room window.
“He had the window opened right out, and because I live in a rented flat I hadn’t even realised the windows opened that much.
“I had left it open a tiny bit for air because it was a warm night.
“He had even taken my photo frames off the window ledge and thrown them out onto the grass so he could get out easier.”
Samantha, who has ME, decided to speak out about her ordeal to remind Express readers – especially women – to make sure their homes are locked up safely at night.
“He never took my laptop or other things that are valuable, so he knew what he was looking for. I am in total shock,” she added.
Paisley CID are investigating the break-in, which happened in Castle Gait near Canal Street, and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
A spokesman said: “Inquiries are ongoing. This has been a shock to the lady involved and we would ask anyone with information about the break-in to get in touch.
“We have additional patrols in the area.”
The break-in happened on Thursday, August 30, and anyone with information can call Paisley police on 0141 532 5900.