Authorities in southwest Iowa are on the lookout for a man who entered a home Wednesday night and allegedly assaulted a woman who was taking a bath. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says deputies were called to a rural home on the southeast side of Council Bluffs at around 6:30 P.M.
When they arrived, a 26-year-old woman said she had been taking a bath with her three-year-old child when her cat, which is normally kept outside, wandered into the bathroom. The woman got dressed and walked into a front room in the home, where she discovered a white male standing over her four-year old son, who was asleep in a recliner.
The woman yelled at the man, ordered him out of her house and threatened to call 9-1-1. The suspect responded by allegedly hitting her with his hand. The victim grabbed a plastic toy bat and began hitting the man several times before he retreated out the front door.
The suspect was described as being a little over six-feet tall and about 200-pounds. He had black hair, hazel eyes, and was wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes, and a purple shirt. He also reportedly had a tattoo on his neck. The women said she didn’t know who the man was. She also didn’t notice him drive away in a vehicle.
Contributed by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic