Police: Toledo man enters woman's home, rubs her feet while she sleeps

Published: Jun. 18, 2019 at 10:28 PM EDT
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It was a scary way to wake up for one Toledo woman.

"I started screaming, 'What are you doing in my house? How did you even get in here? What are you doing?,'" said the woman who didn't want to be identified.

The 30-year-old says she was sound asleep early Tuesday morning at her Durango Street home when she opened her eyes to find a man rubbing her feet.

"He tried to force himself on me, and I was able to start screaming and push him off and he took off running," said the woman.

Police identified the man as 38-year-old Tito Cunningham. Officers arrested him on burglary charges and booked him in the Lucas County Jail.

"He said that he 'liked me' and that if I told anybody he would 'get me,'" the woman said of confronting Cunningham.

The woman says she knew Cunningham because he lived in a group home across the street. She says he likely got in to her house through an unlocked back door.

"Your home is supposed to be where you feel the safest, and I don't feel safe in my home right now and he took that from me," said the woman.

Reports show Cunningham told officers he was looking for cigarettes, but the woman says they were nowhere near her room.

"My cigarettes are in my kitchen—like my backdoor is right outside kitchen—so if that's what he was doing then there was no reason to be in my bedroom touching my feet," said the woman.

Now shaken up after the scary encounter the woman hopes people take her advice and lock their doors to prevent incidents like hers.

"Double check and triple check, always," said the woman. "Even if you're sure you did—get up and do it again."

That woman tells 13abc she's installing a security system and also plans to get a concealed carry permit.

Cunningham is set to face a judge Wednesday morning.