Portland woman finds stranger asleep in son’s bedroom, released from jail one day later
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Oh Portland woman She is still in complete shock after the stranger she found in her son’s bed was released from jail on Monday.
Kelsey Smith, who lives. Northeast Portlandsaid she checked the front door when she heard dogs barking because contractors were working on an accessible bathroom for her son. Fox 12.
After chasing the dogs into her son’s bathroom, she noticed someone was under a pile of clothes. Her son was not in the room at the time.
“The dogs went crazy, especially my chihuahua, who was circling my legs, which was really unusual,” Smith said. “I followed him to where the other dog was in my children’s bedroom. My lab was standing on top of the bed on top of a pile of clean clothes that I had thrown there. I walked away wondering if he had rats. cornered or something because she was freaking out and I realized there was a person under her.”
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Smith initially thought the man under the pile of clothes was her husband and called out his name, but there was no response. Then he realized that a homeless person was on the bed.
“I ran out of the room, talking to my friend on the phone that I needed help, that there was a homeless person in the child’s bed,” Smith said. “That’s when she jumped up. I recognized her as a woman. She got off the bed and picked up the ottoman from the foot of the bed and boom threw me off quickly, and then went out the door.”
A woman can be seen on Smith’s surveillance camera in her son’s room, who is there to see him for medical purposes.
In the video, Smith is heard telling the woman to leave. Her 24-year-old son was home at the time of the incident and called 911.
“My first thought was what’s going on?” Smith said. “The fear didn’t set in until after she left and I started running scenarios in my head about how it might have been different if my young children were home. My 24-year-old son heard the commotion and ran up the stairs. came up because he knew something was wrong. He went straight out the door and followed her down the street to call 911.”
Oh Portland Police Bureau Terry Lynn Zinser, 54, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of theft and harassment, a public information officer told Fox News Digital.
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Zinser threw an ottoman at a resident of the home, the public information officer said. He was later arrested by the police on Monday and sent to jail.
Booking records show Zinser was released Tuesday, just one day after she allegedly moved into Smith’s home. His bail was set at $0, and he left jail on “court-ordered release.”
According to the report, Smith went to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office and was told Zinser’s charges had been dismissed.
Smith said Zinser “proved” she can cause harm and doesn’t understand why she isn’t in jail.
“They said The charges have been dropped And that I can leave a message for the DA and he can call you back,” Smith said. “I haven’t heard anything and that was two days ago. I have to assume someone heard that message and no one got back to me. I don’t understand why he is not in jail. He is not harmless. He proved it. He has proven that from the stories I’ve heard from other people.”
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“I think the city is in rapid decline and needs more mental health services, more training for police, maybe more police, more community outreach, but I don’t know,” Smith added. said
Fox News Digital reached out to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, but did not receive a response.