A Gold Coast man has received a terrifying fright after waking to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Around 1.00am on Friday, the 30-year-old got up to use the toilet in his Louise Street unit in Southport, when he saw an unknown man standing inside.
He confronted the intruder, before a fight broke out between the pair and he suffered a minor laceration to his chest.
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The man was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.
The intruder, who fled the scene, is described as Caucasian, approximately 20 to 25 years of age, 180cm tall with a proportionate and small amount of facial hair.
He was wearing a green t-shirt, brown shorts and a green cap.
Anyone who recognises the man in the footage is urged to contact police.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.