Police have arrested a man after a woman was sexually assaulted in her own home in Forest Grove, just west of the Portland suburb of Hillsboro.
Floyd Dale Elliott faces rape and burglary charges after being accused of entering the victim’s home in the middle of the night last month. Police said he then tried to rape her.
The woman reportedly grabbed a gun, hidden near her bed, and started firing.
The gun was a 22-caliber rifle. She apparently didn’t hit the intruder. Here’s a bit of a weird update on the story:
Police tell KATU that Elliott did not break in, as other media has reported. Police said the house was unlocked and the suspect let himself in. A burglary charge still applies, since he was not supposed to be there. Police said this is important to note so people in Forest Grove “aren’t thinking some crazy guy is breaking into houses and trying to rape women.” [emphasis in original]
Don’t panic, folks. There’s no crazy guy breaking into homes to rape women. It’s just a crazy guy letting himself in to homes to rape women.
I guess I’m a bit confused about the difference.
Either way, the gun should help deter the crazy guy.