Aspiring songwriter wakes to man shining flashlight in face - WKRN News 2

Aspiring songwriter wakes to man shining flashlight in face

Posted: Updated: July 9, 2013 7:16 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police now think a frightening early morning home invasion at a 24-year-old aspiring songwriter's Antioch apartment was a case of mistaken identity.

The woman woke up early Tuesday morning to find a man standing over her, shining a flashlight in her face.

"He said I was messing with his homeboys," victim Lindsay Moore exclusively told Nashville's News 2.

She continued, "I've been here about four months. [I] don't have time to mess with [anyone's] homeboys. [I'm] here for music."

The terrifying incident occurred around 5 a.m. at the Chimney Top Apartments at 100 Chimneytop Drive off Cane Ridge Road.

According to police spokesperson Kristin Mumford, Moore said she did not recognize the suspect.  

Moore told police she screamed and the suspect punched her in the face and then fled on foot with her purse, guitar and cell phone.

"I am good. I am okay," she said, adding, "I just screamed as loud as I could and neighbors called the cops."

Moore sustained a black eye during the incident.

Officers called for a K9 unit, who tried to track the suspect, but was unsuccessful.

The intruder is described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately five feet eight or nine inches tall, weighing around 170 pounds.  He was wearing blue jeans and a dark ball cap.

Moore, who is from a small Connecticut town, told authorities she could have left her door unlocked last night.

Residents who spoke with Nashville's News 2 Tuesday said they could not recall a similar incident in the complex they described as "quiet."  

"I enjoy living here, been here about six months," one resident said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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