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MANTECA --

A burglar sneaked into a Manteca home while the homeowner and her two teenage boys were sleeping over the weekend.

Jennifer, who asked that we don’t release her last name, told FOX40 that a man entered her home Sunday morning around 6. The suspect sneaked in through an unlocked window, and she said she’s been living in constant fear since the incident,

“I don’t feel the same anymore. I don’t feel safe anymore,” she said.

The Manteca woman lives in a neighborhood near Lathrop Road and Highway 99.

Jennifer said she woke up to her dogs barking and saw a man leaning into her room.

She was startled but half asleep when she confronted him outside her house.

"And it wasn’t until after I got back in the house that I realized that I had been robbed and how very stupid it was of me to go out and chase him because I could have very well been hurt,” she said.

Jennifer said the man got into a car that was parked right outside her house and asked him "who are you?" He replied with, "Don't worry about it."

Jennifer said he then drove off. She took down his license plate and called 911. She believes she knows who the suspect is. Manteca PD is investigating the incident.

She’s hoping residents will be vigilant and lock their doors and windows.

"I have a gun next to my bed now, and I’ve never slept with a gun, and I feel that I need to protect myself and have that on hand just in case he comes back,” she said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Manteca Police Department.