Daily Mail reports:
A naked man ‘forced himself into his neighbor’s apartment in Houston, Texas, and raped her in front of her two young children’.
Bryce Scott, 42, entered the woman’s home at 4am and forced her to undress in front of her six-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter and sexually assaulted her.
The father-of-two is said to have fled the block naked after the woman managed to sneak her phone to her daughter to call the police in the early hours of Thursday morning.
‘She was able to hand her phone off to one of the kids and told them in Arabic to call the police.’
Scott lived in the unit above the woman with his two children and his mother in the Memorial area.
The woman he allegedly attacked is an immigrant who had recently moved into the complex, police said.
Neighbors claimed the woman and Scott already knew each other and their children played in the complex’s communal courtyard together.
Scott ran out of the back door of the complex and reportedly fled 40 yards to hide under a nearby truck.
He was found by police hours later – still naked – near Spring Forest Middle School and arrested on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault. He is now in custody.
‘He heard the commotion at the door and ran out the back door without any clothes on,’ Sgt Porter said.
Police said Scott was easily identified as he had left his clothing and ID in the mother’s apartment when he ran out naked.
Neighbors described Scott as ‘nice’ and said they often saw him outside with his children.
Andria Perez, a single mother of two boys, expressed her shock while talking to Eyewitness News.
‘They always always tell us “know your neighbors” but do you really know your neighbors,’ she said. ‘If you don’t talk to them on a regular basis, you don’t really know them.’
‘He was naked when they caught him, and it’s crazy because I have daughters,’ another neighbor Brandon Hatcher added.