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Arrest report offers chilling details into home invasion

By Michael Lopardi. CREATED Feb 28, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- An arrest report is offering chilling details into a home invasion in the northwest valley on Thursday.

Police records show a woman living at the home just barely escaped an attempted sexual assault by the intruder.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said Sean Cordeiro, 33, kicked in the front door of the home on Millhopper Avenue, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Buffalo Drive, and took a woman and three children hostage early Thursday morning.

In the arrest report, officers said the woman heard Cordeiro walking up the stairs and say, "I know you are up there." The woman called 911 and her husband.

Later, with the children in a bedroom, the documents said the suspect took the woman downstairs, fondled her, unbuckled his pants and said, "I'm gonna have some fun with you before the cops get me." Metro police had just arrived on scene, which distracted the suspect, according to the report.

"It was a little crazy to be woken up with that cause we live in a great neighborhood, I like to believe, and we try to watch out for each other," said neighbor Taylor Sinquefield.

Police said the woman and children were eventually able to escape through a bedroom window with the help of a SWAT team. After a three-hour standoff, officers took Cordeiro into custody. No one was hurt.

Authorities said Cordeiro told them he is a meth user who had recently finished serving a 12-year prison sentence for robbery and wanted SWAT officers to kill him.

"It could've been anybody in this neighborhood," said Sinquefield.

A man answered the door at the home on Friday; he said the family is doing fine but did not want to talk. 

Cordeiro is facing a series of charges in connection with the incident: home invasion, robbery, burglary and kidnapping. 

Michael Lopardi

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Michael Lopardi is the featured reporter of the You Ask. We Investigate. franchise at Action News.

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