SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A little girl woke up early Monday morning to her worst nightmare: a burglar in her bedroom.
The South Fort Myers family wishes to remain anonymous, as the suspect is still at large.
"I felt shaking on my bed," the little girl said Tuesday.
She opened her eyes to an unfamiliar face at the foot of her bed, around 3 AM on Monday.
"When I saw the guy I just froze and just took a picture of him in my mind so I would remember him and explain it," she said.
That picture is now being used as a key description for Lee County Sheriff's deputies.
Once the girl made eye contact, she says the burglar bolted.
"I knew if I just stayed there, that something would happen," she said.
As she ran to her siblings rooms for help, she noticed the living room's rarely used sliding glass door was wide open. The brazen burglar didn't take a thing, even though pricey electronics were sitting right on the sofa that was blocking the slider.
"If this person wasn't here to take anything, what were they here for? And that's where our heads got a little uneasy about what might have happened," the little girl's mother said Tuesday.
Deputies, a K-9 unit, and the Sheriff's chopper swarmed the scene, but did not find the suspect.
Now the little girl's peace of mind is in limbo.
"I don't want to come back to my bed anymore. I'm scared to sleep in my bed now because I'm scared I'm going to have a nightmare of him in my dreams," she said.
Lee County Sheriff's deputies did dust for fingerprints around the family's home. Their investigation is still underway, but if you have any information you're asked to call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.