CALEXICO — Police here are searching for a suspect who reportedly attempted to strangle an 88-year-old woman whose home he had entered through an unlocked door.
The woman, whose identity was not released, suffered minor injuries and may have saved her life by struggling with the suspect, who, police reported, fled when she fought with him.
The attack occurred at 6 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of Heffernan Avenue.
Calexico police Sgt. Jim Neujahr said the suspect, a Hispanic male with short hair and a thin build thought to be 25 to 30 years old, entered the home through an unlocked door and was walking through rooms.
At some point, the woman — who was home alone — noticed the suspect, whose face was covered by a bandanna, and confronted him.