Missouri Delivery Driver Crawled Through Customer’s Window in Sex Assault Attempt

Newsobserver reports a delivery driver in Missouri was arrested Wednesday after he broke into a woman’s home where he’d delivered groceries earlier in the day, police say.

A 29-year-old woman in Maplewood was asleep on the couch when police say she woke up to Anthony Thomas, 22, calling her name., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He then demanded to have sex with her, according to the newspaper.

Thomas ran away after the woman screamed and she quickly called police, the Post-Dispatch reported.

The woman told officers that she recognized Thomas because he had delivered groceries to her home earlier that day, KSDK reported.

Police were able to determine the man’s identity through the grocery delivery service, according to the outlet. Thomas ultimately admitted to sneaking into the woman’s home through a bathroom window, KSDK reported.

Police say Thomas delivered the woman’s groceries around 4 p.m. then returned with an item he said he forgot to deliver around 7 p.m., KMOV reported. Officials believe the second trip was an attempt to determine if anyone else was in the home.

The woman identified Thomas in a police line-up, KMOV reported. He was arrested and charged with first degree burglary and his bail is set at $50,000, according to the outlet.

The name of the grocery delivery service was not released.