The Bakersfield Police Department is searching for a man who broke into a woman's home while she and her kids were sleeping.
The victim spoke to 23 ABC off camera. She says she had seen the man walking around the neighborhood for days. At one point, the man asked her for water and asked to use her restroom. She gave him water, but told him to leave.
"I have no idea of his name, i have no idea who he is. I don't know anything about this man, other than he always asking for some water, " said the victim.
Police said it happened September 2, 2016 around 3:30 in the morning in the are of Haley and Niles St. The woman woke up and saw the man standing in her room where she was sleeping with her two kids, according to police. She screamed and the man took off.
Police released pictures of a suspect Wednesday, based on information from the victim. However, 23ABC is no longer showing his pictures because Wednesday afternoon investigators interviewed the man and he is no longer being considered a suspect.
The victim says she's confident she identified the right man.
"“It's highly upsetting because like I said there's not a doubt in my mind that that is the man that was hovering me and my children,” said the victim.
23ABC spoke with the victim's father who said he believes the man broke into the home through security bars that were accidentally left unlocked.
Police describe the suspect as a man, 5'6'' tall, with a dark complexion and a mustache.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective J. Jamison (661) 326-3816 or email him at email@example.com.