A man who broke into a Michigan home and assaulted a woman inside on Monday left the house when the woman delivered a biblical message to him.
“God loves you,” said the 38-year-old single mother to her attacker, according to her neighbor. “You don’t want to do this.”
It was 4:45 a.m. on Monday when the intruder entered her Dearborn Heights home. She feared he would attack her daughter, but instead he just left.
Her neighbor Julie Wilding told WXYZ-TV that the victim is a devout Christian who spends a great deal of time with her special needs daughter.
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“I told her God was watching out for her,” Wilding said. “Someone was watching out for her. To be able to walk away from something like this … by witnessing to somebody and changing the course of what they planned on doing … to just walking away.”
Another neigher told WXYZ that the community is a close-knit area and the home invasion is shocking.
“To have a violation like that in this neighborhood… as close as we are,” neighbor Joe Kowalski said. “There are people that I've known … their children have taken over the houses. If there is someone who needs anything they can go to a neighbor’s house or the neighbor can find someone who does know.”
Police in Dearborn Heights are still searching for the suspect, who escaped the home through a basement window.