A woman who was raped in her home on Tuesday managed to snap footage of her attacker before he fled the scene. According to the Oakland Tribune, the man broke into her home on the 900 block of Apgar Street around 9:40 a.m. and stole some electronics
and left, later returning to the 28-year-old woman and then sexually assaulted the woman.
In the video, you can hear the victim tell the man several times to "please leave," asking, asking, "how did you get in here?"
The victim decided to tun over footage to the media and police in order to help find the assailant. He is described as "a black man in his early 40s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with a thin build, a bald head and a medium complexion." At the time of the attack he was sporting "a blue-and-white T-shirt and bluejeans."
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland will pony up $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information should call police at 510-637-0298 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 and 510-777-3211.
Video of the suspect:
Oakland was recently listed as the sixth most dangerous city in America. In December of 2010, these two men reportedly assaulted a woman while she walked home from a nearby BART station and then ordered her to take her to her apartment where they proceeded to rape her two roommates.
Update: SFGate commenter apgarsurvivor, the apparent victim in the aforementioned attack, replied to the Chronicle article and SFGate commenters thusly:
Answer to why I sounded so calm in the video: There was a previous incident of trespassing on May 11th in my apartment where i did respond by running outside and calling 911. It turned out to be a contractor hired by my landlord and I was never given notice. My landlord's threaten me with eviction and i was told my behavior created 'untenable working conditions' he than gave me notice that 'Please be advised that between now and the end of the year licensed contractors or my duly authorized representatives will or may be working on the door or other areas of the premises, during normal and reasonable working hours as defined in your lease' Although I contested this with my landlord as not proper notice. My reaction to yesterday's break in was shaped by this previous incident. I thought the guy was a contractor hired by my landlord, I behaved calm and did not call police right away as i was reprimanded for doing that previously on May 11th.
Also i'd like to add that the man did not 'come back' in fact he never left the house. At the end of the video he placed the box down he never left my apartment he was just in the adjacent room. Again I really thought he was likely just a contractor and thats why i did not immediatly protect myself
The suspect is still at large.