COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) – A College Station woman is warning young women in the area to lock their doors and her cautionary tweet recounting an alarming incident early Saturday morning is going viral.
Danielle Mary says she woke up to a man in her bedroom, and his actions were disturbing.
"How long was he in there watching me, doing that," asked Mary, a Blinn College student.
Mary lives at the Junction Apartments in College Station.
She says she had a funny feeling when she woke up around 6 a.m.
"I felt weird, and then I started realizing there was something wet on my face," said Mary. "I was feeling it, but I knew it wasn't water."
Mary believes she was feeling semen.
"I put my hand down on my bed and it was wet right there, too," she said.
As she looked around her room, Mary says she noticed her door was moving. The man was still inside.
"I screamed at him and he just ran out and ran down my stairs," she said.
She says he was too fast and she never got a look at his face. She locked herself in her bathroom and called the police for help.
"They did fingerprint testing," she said. "They took my blankets, sheets, and pillowcases because he had left his sperm everywhere."
Danielle took to Twitter with a post that went viral. It warns her friends to lock their doors, something she says she wishes she would have done.
"Everyone forgets sometimes, you know? We get distracted. We go to bed and we don't think to check, but I would just tell everyone to double check their doors," she said.
She's even gone the extra step of installing a louder door alarm. Mary now wants to find the man who did this.
"I'd rather find this person than worry about how I feel right now," said Mary. "I don't want this to happen to anyone else."
Investigators say they have sent Mary's bedding to a lab for testing and are waiting for the results.
A spokesman for College Station police said in the last two years, they've received more than a dozen calls in that area about a suspicious person entering apartments.
Police say in most of those cases, the description of the individual was too vague to arrest a suspect.
They encourage residents to stay vigilant and lock their doors.