More possible 'sleeper creeper' victims come forward in Saratoga Springs

August 16, 2017 06:49 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Katherine Henry had to reevaluate her safety inside her home in a neighborhood where she never thought it was possible.

"We love it there. We love our place there. But now I'm afraid there. That's what's upsetting," Henry said.

Henry and her fiancee Paul Kisselbrack were fast asleep late Thursday night in their Saratoga Springs home when Ramiz Hajratalli, 31, broke in, stood in the doorway of the couple's bedroom and watched them sleep, according to police.

"Prior to going to bed, I was in my kitchen. I felt there was something lurking outside my windows," Henry said.

But she dismissed it because she never had a reason to be afraid. Half hour later while in bed, Kisselbrack opened his eyes to find the horror of a stranger in their bedroom.

"There are times when I too open my eyes in the middle of the night I'm half expecting him standing in the doorway again. That's a creepy thought," Kisselbrack said.

Kisselbrack, a retired police investigator from Hudson, jumped out of bed, chased the suspect and caught him about block away. He held him down until police arrived.

"I know there are other victims out there and I would encourage them to come forward and speak to the Saratoga Police Department," he said.

Police say some possible victims did come forward, all from the same community where Henry and Kisselbrack live. The couple hopes people will have a sense of closure knowing that the suspect Hajratalli was caught. But they understand for some the psychological effects could linger for a long time.

"I can't sleep in that room in the dark. The fear is so real. It's petrifying to me," Henry said.

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Dan Bazile

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