OSAGE, Iowa – Imagine this scenario: You walk into your house and see someone inside and you have no idea who they are.
Then they turn around and walk out.
But nothing is taken from your home.
It’s a very strange type of intrusion that has some North Iowa police asking the community to lock their doors at all times.
Osage Police say more than six reports have come in, involving an uninvited stranger inside local homes.
What’s common about the cases is they have all involved an unlocked door, the owner returns home, and sees an intruder.
The person claims they are looking for someone, and when the homeowner says “that person doesn’t live here” the intruder leaves.
Lieutenant Jeremiah Johnson with the Osage Police says it’s a very strange case.
“Pretty surprised that somebody was actually going into people’s houses and being able to get out just state they’re looking for somebody, and people just let them go,” said Johnson.
As of right now the suspect is still at large.
Johnson says Charles City Police have reported a similar incident just last week.