Elderly Woman Wakes To Find Naked Intruder In Bed- Then Things Took A Turn

A bizarre break-in incident became even more disturbing when a naked woman crawled into a stranger's bed. This would set off a chain reaction that left that stranger dead.

A Maine woman passed away after she got the shock of her life one night. The woman was sleeping in bed when a naked stranger entered her home and climbed into bed with her. The elderly woman called authorities and relatives, but the woman died shortly after.

The incident occurred on April 2 in Burnham, a town about 40 miles from Bangor, in the middle of the night. Joyce Wood, a 72-year-old woman, was sleeping in her bed when she suddenly realized that she wasn't alone.

Tara Shibles, a 37-year-old stranger, entered Wood's home, completely naked. She crawled into the elderly woman's bed. The startled woman woke up and suffered a 'fatal event' from the sudden shock.

The woman was able to call 911 to report the intruder, and she also called her family. Family members arrived at Wood’s home before police did, and found the woman waiting outside for them, terrified. They put the woman in a car outside of her house. During the commotion, the woman died in the car.

Police arrived and conducted a search of the home. They found Shibles hiding in there, unclothed. They later found shoes down the road, which they believe belonged to Shibles.

According to the coroner, Wood was suffering from a coronary artery disease, which results in the blood flow to the heart slowing down. A strain under those conditions can be catastrophic.

"The bottom line is, it is the set-up for a heart attack," the medical examiner noted.

Wood's death was ruled a homicide. Shibles has been indicted for manslaughter, aggravated criminal trespass and assault. She's being held at the Waldo County Jail.

Shibles was indicted in May, but authorities originally didn't make the details of the case public. The Morning Sentinel newspaper finally obtained a report of the elderly woman's autopsy through public records.

Surprisingly, naked intruders are nothing entirely new. In New Jersey earlier this month, a woman was home showering when a man entered her bathroom, disrobed, and tried to get into the shower with her. The woman ran out of the bathroom and locked herself in a bedroom where her sister and 1-year-old nephew were playing, and called police.

The naked man didn't leave. He went into the kitchen and washed a load of dirty dishes for them. He told authorities he was the family's caretaker, though the two women protested that they had never seen him before.

Madison Hildebrand, star of reality show 'Million Dollar Listing', also found a naked intruder in one of the homes he was selling. He tripped a silent alarm, and police arrived and began searching the premises. They found the man hiding in the attic.

In another terrifying story, a teen girl was inside a bathroom in her home when a naked man crept into the home and confronted her with a knife. The terrified teen managed to escape the bathroom and ran to wake up her father. Thankfully she was unharmed, and the intruder was caught.

Source: NY Daily News, Daily Mail
Photo: Waldo County Jail

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