A Scottish mother was left petrified after security cameras caught a man breaking into her home and sleeping in her bed, only to leave covered in blood.
But the story doesn’t end there – he even sent the woman a bizarre follow-up message on social media to thank her for a good night’s sleep.
Caitlin Sullivan, 22, was spending the night at a friend’s house when she woke up to an alert on her security camera software indicating there had been activity at home in the early hours of the morning, according to South West News Service.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Sullivan told SWNS. “I was so shocked – I didn’t know who he was.”
“I couldn’t believe there was a man in my bed,” she continued. “I don’t understand how he got into my house.”
Immediately after spotting the mystery man on camera in her bedroom, Sullivan called the police and met them at her home – but she claims the suspect was never arrested, only taken away.
“My neighbors said the man tried to break into my house the night before around 10 p.m. – he was seen screaming and screaming,” Sullivan claimed.
The next day, things got even scarier for the 22-year-old when she received a shocking message from the unknown man on Facebook.
“To sincerely apologize, I am not feeling well,” he wrote, according to SWNS.
“Thank you for letting me lay my head down for three hours, I hope no damage was done.”
He ended the message by telling her that he hoped they could meet one day.
She has no idea how the man even came up with her name and is particularly worried about her son after the shocking break-in.
After receiving the scary message, Sullivan called the police again, who advised her to block the man on social media – but she remains terrified that he might come back.
“It’s the fact that both me and my little boy sleep in this bed,” the mother of one told the outlet. “If I had been there, he probably would have climbed into my bed and slept next to me.”
Sullivan said she was too scared to stay in her own home and had only returned once since the incident last month to clean up the blood.
“I haven’t lived in the house since,” she admitted. “I never want to go back to this house again.”
The 22-year-old says she is already thinking about moving.
“Who’s to say he won’t come back,” she wondered. “He wasn’t punished for it, so he could do it again.”
Police Scotland confirmed the incident to SWNS, telling the outlet that officers were called to a report of someone at a house in the Sauchie area, near the town of Alloa.
“Officers attended and spoke to the individual inside after gaining entry to the property,” a Police Scotland spokesman said.
“No crime was identified and the complainant was spoken to,” the spokesman continued. “Police have not received any further complaints or reports in relation to this incident.”