RANCHO CORDOVA --
A Rancho Cordova mom is hugging her kids a little tighter after a terrifying situation Thursday night.
Amanda August said her teenage niece caught a peeping Tom hiding in her backyard on Bagota Way talking to her young daughter through a window.
"She said she couldn't hear him so she opened the window," said a visibly shaken August.
What scared him away is the quick thinking of August's niece, "I heard her yell 'Hey!' she screamed my name and came running with my daughter."
Rancho Cordova PD and Sac County Sheriff's Department scoured Bagota Way and the surrounding areas Thursday for the peeping tom described as 25- to 35-year-old male standing 5-feet-10 inches tall but didn't have luck tracking him down.
August said her daughter didn't recognize the man, but she isn't ruling out the possibility of the alleged suspect being a neighbor.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Rancho Cordova Police Department.