Sask. woman awakes to stranger asking for coffee at bedroom door
Woman snapped photo of stranger before locking herself in bathroom and calling 911
A Saskatchewan woman had to lock herself in the bathroom and call 911 after she awoke to a strange man in her bedroom asking her to make him a coffee on Saturday.
Police were called to a rural property near Unity, Sask., after a man described as being an older white male entered the woman's bedroom at about 6:30 a.m. CST.
Unity is about 170 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.
After asking the woman to make him a coffee, the man left the room to allow her to dress. The woman was able to snap a picture of the stranger standing in the doorway before locking herself in the bathroom and calling for help.
The woman's relatives, who she had also contacted, allegedly witnessed the man leaving the property at high speed in an older blue sedan.
Police said he had stolen liquor and cash before fleeing the property.
With the help of the woman's photo, which was also posted on social media, police were able to track down a suspect.
At about 1 p.m., police received a call about a blue sedan with a ladder hanging from the trunk being driven erratically and at high speeds on Highway 16 near Waseca, Sask.
Maidstone RCMP found the vehicle on the side of the road about 10 kilometres east of Maidstone, Sask.
John Nathanial Porter, 62, from Lucky Lake, Sask., was charged with impaired driving exceeding .08, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
He was held in Lloydminster, Sask. to appear in court on Monday before being released on an undertaking to appear at Maidstone Provincial Court on July 11.