SHAKER HEIGHTS- Shaker Heights police are warning homeowners after a man posed as a utility worker and attacked a woman inside her home.
It happened Tuesday around 11:12 p.m. in the 3000 block of Palmerston Road when a man claiming to be a water department employee asked to come inside.
The victim told FOX 8, “A young man came to the door and he said that he was from the water department.I was stupid enough to just let him in, and not ask for any identification.”
The suspect then put something to the victim’s head and said, “This is a gun, and I’m going to shoot you, if you don’t do what I tell you to do.”
The victim said the man was black, clean shaven, 6 feet tall, thin build. He demanded her credit cards, cell phone, computers and then forced her to lie down, put her hands behind her back and then tied both her wrists and feet together.
Once he was gone, the woman was able to free herself and ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911.
“I didn’t know, he said if I started to get out of it, he would shoot me so I didn’t start trying to get out of it right away,” the victim said.
Shaker Heights police said the suspect used the victim’s credit card in at least two locations.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Shaker Heights police.