GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputies said a search is underway for suspect wanted following a home invasion in Taylors Thursday morning.
According to a sheriff’s office news release, the home invasion happened on Lauren Wood Circle at around 10 a.m.
Sheriff’s Office officials said the suspect approached a homeowner asking for jumper cables.
She told the man she didn’t have any and the suspect left and went to several other homes before coming back to her home.
When he went back to the woman’s home, he reportedly forced his way inside, grabbed the woman by the neck and threw her down.
The woman then managed to pull out a pistol and the suspect ran away.
Neighbors say this is generally a safe neighborhood.
“A bunch of cops I just never expected to see all this here,” Mason Harris said.
“Why would, it was just so random why would he do that,” April Huitt said.
Police searching for the man on the ground and in the sky–asking people in the area to keep a watchful eye. News of the break-in already making its way around the neighborhood.
“Apparently no shoes on was going down the street ringing doorbells,” said Harris.
“I just have heard that he was barefoot so I thought if they were looking for him he could have access through down the creek,” Huitt said.
One man who didn’t want to speak on camera said his security cameras picked up the man ringing doorbells and knocking on several doors in the neighborhood, saying cameras even caught him taking his shoes off as he walked door to door.
“I’m a Marine. Marine’s don’t get nervous like that we stand up to anybody that’s trying to break in,” Harris said.
“I’m still nervous, I’m still nervous. I’ll have my eyes open until I know he’s caught,” Huitt said.
Police have suspended their active search for now. They ask anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.