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Mom wakes up, finds man standing over her bed

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A mom is terrified of being in her apartment after an early morning break-in, but she cannot leave. The intruder stole the keys to her home and car, making her feel like a hostage in her own home.

Around 1:00 A.M., Heather Parker says a weird feeling woke her up out of a heavy sleep.

"I just had this feeling. This feeling to wake up. And I woke up and I just saw this person," recalls Heather Parker.

The man was standing less than two feet from her pillow.

"I was laying here and I felt someone in my room. I thought at first it was my daughter, but I realized it wasn't her. By the time I could get up, the person was running," says Parker.

Parker chased the man out of her home before realizing her daughter was still asleep inside the home. She watched as a white SUV sped off from a nearby parking lot and rushed upstairs to check on her daughter.

"I worry. Yeah, she's 18, but she's also my child. If they were to come back…I just don't know," expresses Parker.

Her daughter's brother, Michael Butler, says he automatically thought the worst when he got the call saying someone had broken into their home.

"You just don't know what these guy's intentions were," says Butler.

Neither woman was physically hurt, but they are both dealing with emotional scars.

"Could you imagine? The fear of waking up in the middle of the night with an unexpected person hovering over you?" imagines Butler.

While the intruder was able to get away with her keys, Parker is afraid they will come back.

"I will not go to sleep, cannot go to sleep. Every time I hear a car start I think it's mine. Every time I hear a knock I think somebody is coming," says Parker.

She says the worst part is not knowing who was in her home, or how long they were there while she was sleeping.

"I'm ready to pack up my stuff and move out of here. I don't feel safe, I don't feel comfortable," says Parker.

Police did trace for fingerprints but currently have no leads in the case.

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