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Police arrest mysterious man walking into their student bedrooms

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Two CCU students were woken up early Monday morning by a mysterious man walking into their bedrooms. Now, Horry County Police have placed him behind bars.

An Horry County Police Report says around 5 a.m. Monday, officers responded to an apartment off Carolina Road in Conway. Cady Sargent says she called police after she woke up to a stranger standing above her in her bedroom.

"I woke up to my covers ruffling at the end of the bed, and I looked up and there was a huge figure standing over me and messing with the covers at the end of my bed," Sargent said, "I was like 'Oh my God! Oh my God! Who are you? What's going on?' and he like stood up and stumbled backwards into my closet and then ran out."

Sargent said after the man left her home, she called police.

A second Horry County Police report says about 25 minutes later, officers responded to a home 0.1 miles from Sargent's home, where another CCU student reported a similar incident happening to her.

"They opened the door like my front door and came to my bedroom door and slowly opened it...like really, really slowly," Macy Cunningham said, "I went and looked outside and it was some guy slowly shutting the front door and then crawled under my window."

According to a post on the Horry County Police Facebook page, 22-year-old Zaefala Elijah Zaire Anderson was arrested and charged with one count of burglary. Additional charges may be forthcoming, and the investigation continues.

Both girls say the suspect who came into their apartments walked through an unlocked door.

"It's literally- I know it's hard to believe somebody is like yeah I always lock my door- No. this was the one time I forgot to lock my door," Cunningham said.

Cunningham says the man didn't steal anything from her home. The man who went into Sargent's home stole $30. Neither girl was hurt.

"I didn't know if he was going to stab me or do something worse than that," Sargent said.

Each girl described what the man looked like who came into their apartment.

"He had a black hoodie and black basketball shorts. He was more on the bigger side but he wasn't fat," Cunningham said.

"A black hoodie. He was very tall and stocky. Like definitely built," Sargent said.

Cunningham and Sargent said they've learned to never leave any door to their home unlocked again.

"I'm afraid to wake up and see that door slowly opening again," Cunningham said.

"Every time I close my eyes I just see what happened over and over and I can't fall asleep," Sargent said.

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