Dad Shares Shock of Strange Man in Daughter’s Bed

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY-

Olivia Estrella spends a lot of time hanging out with her dad, Mark.

But this week, they’re working on home safety improvements together after they say a man slipped into the 11-year-old’s bed early Saturday morning.

She didn’t want to talk about what happened, but her dad can’t forget speeding home from work when he got the call from his wife.

“I was going fast and thinking all the way home I know they’re safe, but what am I gonna do to this guy if I see him,” said Mark Estrella.

Investigators say the strange man in Olivia’s room, was actually someone the Estrellas could have seen before – a neighbor on their Antelope street, Harvinder Badesha.

When Olivia first woke up she thought the man was her dad.

Then, when she realized that wasn’t the case, she quickly got to her mom.

“When I heard how calm she was, it was amazing she was that calm.”

Olivia’s mom then grabbed a rod and ended up confronting a man Sacramento county sheriff’s deputies say was drunk.

He was apparently confused enough to think he was at his own home and just locked out of the front door.

“He jumped the back fence and started walking all around. He tested all the windows, took off all the screens and finally found a window that was slightly ajar and managed to pry it open,” said Estrella.

Getting close enough to Olivia to do great harm, but she was untouched.

Amazingly since then, her father says his little girl hasn’t been afraid about sleeping in her own bed.

“She’s been pretty brave,” Estrella.

While Saturday morning started with bravery for Olivia, it started with felony charges for Badesha.

He’s bonded out of jail on one count of burglary and one county of annoying a child in an inhabited dwelling.

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2 comments

  • Kacy Golik

    OH MY GOOOOOOOOD !!!!!! OLIVIA IS ONE OF MY BESTEST FRIENDS. Our dads have been best friends since high school and maybe even longer. I never imagine this could ever possibly happen. I was in Monterey when I got the news. I was so shaken about it becouse I live just across the street form her and the person that told me this was my friend who lives just a house down. I feel so sorry for her