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Man wakes up to stranger with knife in his bedroom

A Forsyth County, Georgia man woke up terrified over the weekend when he came face to face with a stranger in his bedroom.

“I feared for my life,” Brian Skeoch told CBS46. “For some reason I thought I was dreaming. I woke up and saw a man pacing in my bedroom, back and forth. He was trying to feel his way in the dark and he ran into my bed and touched my leg and that’s when I knew it was the real deal.”

Skeoch said the man, identified by police as Eddie Pittman, put a knife up to his neck.

“My initial thought was I’m dead,” Skeoch recalls. “I’m not going to get out of this. I sat up and turned on my light, he stuck something in my throat and said, ‘Do not move, do not get up, don’t call the police.’”

Skeoch said he spoke with Pittman, who had asked for a ride to Marietta to escape from police. Skeoch said he agreed to give Pittman a ride before calling 911.

Before breaking into the home, Forsyth County deputies said they saw Pittman pushing a run down green motorcycle on the side of Georgia 400. They asked him to stop but he ran off. Police confirmed the motorcycle had been stolen months earlier. Pittman tried hiding in a nearby apartment complex and that’s when he allegedly broke into Skeoch’s home.

“He kept saying, ‘it wasn’t me, it wasn’t me!’” Skeoch said.

The motorcycle’s owner said his bike was stolen in November from a home in Kennesaw.

“It was immaculate,” Jonathan Archambault said. “It felt like a child was stolen from me.”

Police quickly recovered the stolen motorcycle and located Pittman hiding in an apartment bathroom. He is facing several felony charges, including burglary and false imprisonment.

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