"I went to the top of the stairs, turned the corner, and there's somebody under the covers," Graff exclaimed. "I thought my heart would stop!"
She can laugh about it now, but when she found a strange woman sleeping in her bed Saturday, she was so startled, she could barely call for help.
"I don't even know how I got down those steps; I ran out the back door to the nephew's house, (and) lost a shoe on the way," Graff told Channel 11's Melanie Gillespie. "I grabbed the phone from the kitchen table, trying to call 911 and I couldn't. I was petrified."
Graff had called police earlier Saturday when she found her kitchen window open, but no evidence of a break-in.
An hour later, Graff went upstairs and found Allison Plusquellic sound asleep in a bedroom. Plusquellic is now facing burglary and trespassing charges.
"They brought her out, she had long blond hair, and I said 'Goldilocks!' She said, 'I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to scare you.'
Police say Plusquellic was drinking at The Lamp Post when she decided to walk to a relative's, but instead tried to climb into two wrong houses.
"We run a pretty good place, have a lot of people that come here, and try to keep it that way," manager Anthony Condarcure said.
Graff said, "Now I'm a little more leery, now I'm going around making sure windows and doors are locked. It takes away a bit of your freedom I think. I know she didn't mean any harm, but how would I have known that?"
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