'OMG, he's here to rape us': 2 women fight off homeless man with comb, fan and kitchen knife after he broke into their home

The women alleged that Christopher Sloan threatened to rape them after which they fought him off and dialed 911

'OMG, he's here to rape us': 2 women fight off homeless man with comb, fan and kitchen knife after he broke into their home
Christopher Sloan, 40, a homeless man, was fought off by two women after he entered their home forcefully (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)
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COCOA, FLORIDA: A homeless man allegedly broke into a Florida residence on Friday morning, August 26, and threatened to rape two women in their bedroom. The women fought him off with a comb, a fan and a kitchen knife before police came. A neighbor confirmed to WOFL TV that Brevard County sheriff's officials wheeled the arrested suspect from the School Street residence outside before strapping bandages to his face and transferring him to a hospital. A big cut on his forehead and one of his eyes being swollen shut are visible in the mugshot of 40-year-old Christopher Sloan. One of the victim told Fox35, "Basically insinuating he was there to rape us – the things that he was saying. So in my head, I was thinking, 'Oh my god, he's here to rape us, you know?'"

According to WOFL, deputies were called to the house at 6.30 am when Sloan allegedly broke in and entered a bedroom where the woman was sleeping. One of the women recalled, "We're laying down in our bed, and all of a sudden you just hear ka-boom!" The women claimed that while he was creeping about their bedroom in the dark, one of them hid in the bathroom while the other stayed in bed. "I was like what are you gonna do? I just ran out of the bathroom and stabbed him in the neck with a comb. When I ran out the bedroom, he went to go follow me and that's when she hit him with a fan," the woman added. Sloan was discovered by deputies in the back bedroom, detained, and transferred to a hospital for treatment of his wounds, WESH stated. 

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One of the women grabbed her phone and called 911. They said a deputy got there fast, while one of them fought Sloan with a kitchen knife. Sloan, who has a criminal history dating back to 2010, was detained in the Brevard County jail on a combined $42,000 bond for burglary of an occupied house, assault with the purpose to conduct a felony, and criminal mischief totaling over $1,000, according to WESH. The victims stated to Fox 35 that they were just grateful to be safe and alive. "I'm thankful that we were able to defend ourselves the way we did, and it turned out the way it did, 'cause it could have ended worse," they re

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The investigation is still ongoing, according to police. Authorities are now calling on her neighbors to keep an eye out for each other. Police said everyone should take extra precautions to secure their homes and be safe. Anyone with information is asked to contact 911 right away, and should not approach the man if seen. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Central Florida Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). In a similar incident, according to WESH, in June, a homeless Orlando man reportedly broke into a woman's home, verbally threatened her, and then sexually assaulted her. The woman told police that the man stated he had a gun and attacked her in her bedroom. Later, police have released a sketch of the alleged suspect and hope someone will recognize him. However, he is yet to be caught.

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