When a Brybeck Crescent resident went to bed Thursday night, everything seemed normal.

Waking up shortly after 3 a.m. was a bit more unusual for the Kitchener woman, but it was nothing compared to the shock of realizing there was somebody else crawling into her bed.

A complete stranger had entered the woman’s basement apartment through an unlocked window and attempted to climb into the bed.

“A male entered a basement apartment through an open window. The male proceeded to get into bed with the woman who was sleeping there,” said police spokesperson Olaf Heinzel.

After a brief, calm conversation, the man agreed to leave. The woman was not injured.

The man is described as six feet tall and black, with a medium to slim build and in his mid-20s. He was fully clothed for the duration of the incident.

It’s an odd-sounding incident, but it’s not the first time someone on Brybeck has woken up to a stranger in their house.

“I was broken into a couple years ago,” said neighbour Mary Ann Walker.

“I was laying on the couch, and they just grabbed me by the leg, pulled me off the couch, hit me on the head and then took off.”

But while Walker lost her purse to a robber, police say nothing was taken in Friday morning’s incident.

After she was the victim of a break-in, Walker got a dog for protection.

Other neighbours, like 12-year-old Sinit Tesfay, say they can’t imagine what they’d do if they woke up and found a mysterious intruder.

“I can’t imagine me waking up and seeing a man in my bed. I would just freak out and call police,” she said.

Police are reminding residents to keep their doors and windows locked, particularly ones at ground level.