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Police Looking For Man Who Broke Into Woman’s Home And Undressed Before She Fought Him And He Ran Out

The woman tried to gouge out the man's eyes and might have scratched his face, police said.

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CHICAGO — Police are looking for a man who broke into a woman’s home and fled after she beat him in Irving Park.

The break in and attempted sexual assault happened June 15 in the 3700 block of North Whipple Street. Chicago Police sent out a community alert about it early Monday.

At 12:30 a.m. June 15, the man got into the woman’s home through a partially open second-floor window and began to take off his clothes, according to the alert. The woman heard a strange noise and walked out of her bedroom and saw the man.

The two got into a fight as the woman tried to gouge out the man’s eyes, police said. She might have scratched his face.

The man ran away, going through the woman’s front door and taking off in a dark-colored car, police said.

The woman remembered seeing the man hours earlier at a Jewel, 3570 N. Elston Ave., while she was shopping, police said.

The man was Hispanic, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and 180-200 pounds, police said. He had red or auburn hair and wore a beige baseball cap, an orange or red T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the attempted assault was asked to call police at 312-744-8261.