Either you're in or you're out, the saying goes. But in Loudoun County on Friday night, according to the sheriff's office, an intruder was neither fully in or completely out but is still being sought as a burglary suspect.
In addition, though he did not get all the way into the house in the 1300 block of East Lee Road in the Sterling area, he managed to assault someone inside, authorities said,
They said the man opened the kitchen window about 9 p.m. and leaned halfway inside. Then, he moved farther through the window, and, according to a spokesman for the sheriff's office, "swiped at" someone described as a juvenile female.
The man then fled.
He never got all the way inside, officials said. He "was only partially in the home," said Kraig Troxell, the spokesman for the county sheriff's office. The juvenile was not injured, Troxell said.
The sheriff's office released a composite sketch of the alleged intruder, who was said to be wearing a white T-shirt with writing on the front.
According to the sheriff's office, the victim said she had seen the man in the Sterling area a few days before the incident.