Police are searching for a man who entered the home of an Orem woman Thursday and threatened her.
The woman, who lives in the vicinity of 800 N. 100 West, had reported receiving harassing calls from a man. Around 4 p.m. Thursday, the man again called the woman and told her "I'm coming over to see you," according to Orem police spokesman Gerald Nielsen.A few minutes later the woman heard a back door of her home open. Upon going to investigation the noise, the woman discovered a man she had not seen before standing in her kitchen.
Nielsen said the man told the woman "Here I am. I'm going to get you."
The woman grabbed a large kitchen knife and began shoving a folding card table at the man, ordering him to leave her home. He fled out the door and has not been apprehended.
The suspect is described as being in his mid-30s, about 6 feet tall with a stocky build and shoulder-length unwashed, brown hair.
Nielsen said he does not believe the incident is related to other recently reported assaults.
Last Monday, a woman leaving a store in the East Bay business park around 8:15 p.m. was abducted by a man. As the woman began getting in her car, the man pushed her into the car and then climbed in the back seat.
He ordered her to drive to a location near Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co. in south Provo while holding a sharp object against her side. At that site, the man ordered her out of the vehicle. A struggle ensued.
The woman was able to free herself from the man, get back in her vehicle and leave the scene.
The suspect in the incident is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall with a muscular build, and dark brown, straight hair.
Last Sunday, a southwest Provo woman was sexually assaulted at 11 p.m. at her home in the vicinity of 200 W. 1000 South. Police do not think the incidents are related.