by: Chris Legeros Updated:SEATTLE —
Ruth Quiban was in the kitchen of her Magnolia home last Thursday when she heard the noise of a window screen being pushed inside her house.
She went to investigate and found a stranger staring back at her through the open window.
Quiban said, "He just stood there and looked and said this is my house."
The 83-year-old woman stood her ground and said, "This is not your house, it's my house." She reached for a phone and the man took off.
Just a block away, Kimberly Marino spotted him hovering over her 6-year-oldson. His hands were shaking inside of his front pockets.
The man told Marino that he had $25 million and that he was there to do the deal they had talked about.
Marino said, "In that moment, fear set in and I was like OK stranger, danger, our lives are in danger."
The mother took her boy inside and called a neighbor for help. He chased the stranger away.
Police arrested 28-year-old Louis Nassif a short time later on a bus. He's got a long criminal history. Nassif is in the King County Jail, accused of residential burglary.