Father Wakes Up to See Stranger Holding Toddler

Father wakes up to see stranger holding toddler

The father was awakened by his daughter crying, The Arizona Republic reported.

When he confronted the man, later identified as Oren Cohen, Cohen tossed the child to a couch, telling her father, "I'm your friend," police said.

>> Read more trending stories 

The father told police that he had never met Cohen before, The Arizona Republic reported.

Police said they responded to a burglary call and found the father trying to restrain Cohn, an Israeli national living in Glendale, Arizona.

Cohen told police that he had been drinking with a friend in the same apartment complex, but doesn't remember how he got into the family's apartment.

He told police that he remembered being in a dark room and playing with a "midget," but couldn't give any additional details, court documents said.c

Cohen's shoes, coat and passport were found in the girl's bedroom, The Arizona Republic reported.

Police said Cohen also used the family's bathroom and drank orange juice from the refrigerator.

Cohen is charged with kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault, KNXV reported.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

X