The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department is searching for man they say attempted to burglarized a home Tuesday afternoon, only to flee after he realized the homeowner was inside.
Wisconsin Rapids Police Department said it happened on the 900 block of 2nd Ave. S. The homeowner was in a different portion of the house and heard some noise and observed an unknown and unwelcome male subject in the house rummaging through cupboards in the kitchen.
After the suspect saw the resident, he fled out the back door into the wooded area. Officers responded and walked the wooded area but were unable to locate the intruder.
The suspect is described as a white man about 5'5'' with long hair and scruffy beard. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket and had dirty fingernails.
If you observed someone matching this description in the 900 block of 2nd Ave. S. around 4:04pm on October 8th, call the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department at 715-421-8764.
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