Burglar violates Valley woman's 'safe place'

Posted at 10:05 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 00:32:22-05

A Valley man decided to test his luck, making bold moves as he targeted two Valley homes. 

Police say Johnny Washington broke into a woman's bedroom while she was sleeping.

"I was shaking. I was like someone was in my room," said Patricia Wilson. 

Wilson says she was fast asleep and woke up in the middle of the night, noticing things were missing.

"I saw my phone wasn't on the charger. I thought it fell off the bed. But I couldn't find it. So I went into my mom's room and called it," said Wilson.

It went to voicemail and she got a text saying, "Sorry I can't talk right now."

"I told my mom, someone has my phone," said Wilson.

Police say Washington sent that text after he broke into Wilson's home.

“He had the balls to walk in here and get what he wanted,” said Wilson.

He rummaged through her things and took two phones from her room.

“The way I was sleeping he had to go over me,” said Wilson.

But his boldness didn’t stop there. Washington decided to hit up another sleeping family a few blocks away.

But that’s where his luck ran out. Another victim, Rosario Rita Guzman, spotted Washington opening his bedroom door and chased him out of a window and around the neighborhood until police could grab him.

Wilson said says while she is happy he is behind bars, she still gets chills sleeping in her own room

“It’s creepy knowing someone came into your room. This is my safe place. This is my house, my room, and someone came in a violated that," said Wilson.

Wilson said police told her that when she used the "Find My iPhone App," it pinged to the second home the suspect broke into.

Washington was on supervised release when he was arrested. He's been convicted of theft, drugs and burglary tool charges.

Both homes were in the area of 75th Avenue and McDowell.