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Woman reports intruder in San Luis Obispo apartment, Cal Poly warns of 'fondling' incident

Posted at 8:12 AM, May 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-12 22:12:37-04

Police are reminding people to lock their doors and windows after reports of an intruder in a San Luis Obispo apartment earlier this week.

San Luis Obispo police said the incident was reported to have occurred on the 0-100 block of Casa Street around 330 a.m. on Monday, May 8.

Police say the report shows a man got inside after removing the screen on an open kitchen window. He then reportedly opened the door to a room where a woman was sleeping inside.

"I've never been so scared, like I was begging for my life," the woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told KSBY News. “So many things went though my head in like ten seconds — do I scream? I don’t want to trigger him. I don’t want to kill me and suffocate me."

She said the man stood in the doorway for about ten seconds before closing the door and leaving the apartment.

Officers say they responded quickly and checked the apartment and the rest of the area but were unable to find the man.

Because it was dark, police say the woman was not able to get a very good description of the man but they say he was wearing all black clothing.

The residents say nothing was stolen from the apartment.

Meanwhile, Cal Poly is warning students about what's being described as a "fondling" incident that occurred between a student and an unknown man at the Grand Ave. parking structure on Thursday, May 11.

It reportedly happened at about 8:40 p.m. on the top floor of the structure.

According to the university, a man approached a female student from behind and slapped her on the buttocks four times. She confronted the man and he made a comment about her body and asked for her phone number. He then reportedly ran off down Pacheco Way toward Slack Street.

The suspect is described as 5'8" tall, in his late 20s to 30 years old, and heavy set with a light complexion. He reportedly had a large black beard extending to his chest. He was wearing a gray beanie, calf-high black socks and black shoes, a baggy black hoodie, and athletic shorts with a green lanyard hanging from the left pocket.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect can contact the Cal Poly Police Department at (805) 756-2281 or