Police: Men try to force way into sleeping woman's apartment

SEATTLE -- "Let us in. You're living in our neighborhood. You think you get a pass?"

Those were the words a frightened South Seattle resident heard coming through her apartment door early Sunday morning before the three strange men standing outside started breaking out the lights, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The victim was sleeping in her apartment in the 8700 block of Rainier Avenue South around 4 a.m. when she heard knocking at her door.

According to the police report for the incident, she got up to see who it was, and a man outside said, "Let us in."

The peephole was covered, and the victim didn't open the door.

According to the report, that's when another man said, "[Expletive], let us in. You're living in our neighborhood. You think you get a pass?"

The victim ran back to her bedroom to call 911 and heard the men trying to open her window before breaking out the two lights outside her apartment, plunging the area into darkness, according the report.

The men left a few minutes later.

The victim, who moved to the neighborhood in July, told officers a group of men harassed her as she walked down Rainier Avenue a few days earlier. She said the men followed her while yelling and throwing water.

The victim's apartment complex is gated and requires a key card for entry. Officers were able to get surveillance footage of the incident from the apartment complex.

A description of the three men was not available.