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Victim speaks out to Action News about attack in her home

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Victim speaks out to Action News about attack in her home

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Sep 11, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Karla Zamora said she did what he said because she wasn't sure if he was armed or not.

The 20-year-old said she was shocked and scared and she no longer feels safe alone inside her home.

On Tuesday morning, police said a man entered Karla's home in Pecos Park Coach Club while she took her siblings to school. Her parents were gone. When she returned, she said the man grabbed her from behind, and demanded money.

Karla said, "He said he was going to knock me out if I didn't do what he said."

Karla showed Action News where the man was hiding inside her home. She said he also threatened to tie her up. But in a moment of bravery, she rushed to the front door. "I started yelling. He was grabbing my mouth and got a better hold of me. But I managed to grab his arm and bite him."

In a panic, Karla then ran from her home, and went to her relatives house up the street. That's when family members called 911.

Not only did Karla escape, she helped give police a description of the man.

The property's manager showed Action News security footage of what police believe is the man's pickup truck with no plates, arriving around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. He then left about an hour later.

Residents have now been warned. Pecos Park manager David Butterfield said, "It's easy to go unnoticed in and out of this community. We're going to have to keep our eyes open a little bit better now."

Now Karla just prays the man will be caught so she can once again feel safe. She said she hopes he'll be put away for a long time because she doesn't want anyone going through what she went through.

If you have any information on this man, please call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Stacey Gualandi

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Stacey Gualandi joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2013.