AN alleged stalker has been arrested and charged after allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and trying to rape her in a chilling attack in Brisbane’s south.
The 53-year-old woman was in the loungeroom of her Harlen Road home at Salisbury when police say a stranger burst through the front door about 12.05am on Saturday.
The intruder allegedly grabbed the woman by her throat and forced her to sit in a lounge chair, police said.
“She (the woman) has yelled for help and other residents have come to her assistance,” Queensland Police said in a statement.
“The man ran from the house and was seen to get into a vehicle.”
“One of the residents recorded the registration number and a short time later police located a man in the vehicle nearby.”
The 41-year-old Salisbury man, who police confirmed was a stranger to the woman, was arrested and has since been charged with entering a dwelling with intent, assault with intent to commit rape, and unlawful stalking.
He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
Although left shaken after the terrifying incident, the 53-year-old woman was not physically injured.