Two Deerfield Beach women claim that a man entered their homes on Oct. 4 and attempted to rape them, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Each victim had their door unlocked when the intruder entered their condominiums at 1:30 a.m. and 5:14 a.m. respectively.
The first victim is a 56-year-old woman and the second victim, a 33-year-old woman, who said the man threatened her with a knife and attempted to rape her, deputies said.
"Sometimes it is foggy, but sometimes I go to work and it comes back to me and I can't even function anymore," the first victim, who did not want to be identified, said.
She recalls being asleep when someone came into her bed.
"Then there's sand all over my bed," she said. "He brought a lot of sand into my bed. I cleaned my sheets five times."
Once in her bed the man fondled the victim.
"He kept saying 'sweetie, sweetie, sweetie, sweetie,'" she said. "And he kept kissing me."
The victim's brother was sleeping in the apartment at the time and said he never heard anything.
"I said 'I'm going to scream because my big brother is in the other room," the victim said. "And that's when the guy took off out of here. I'm just really thankful that I told him my big brother was here. It helped save my life."
Hours later the attacker went to a nearby condominiums in the area of Hillsboro Boulevard and 21st Avenue where he targeted the second victim.
Detectives are reminding residents to lock their doors and always completely secure their homes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.