NEW CASSEL - A New Cassel woman awoke to a real-life nightmare Monday morning when she discovered a man in her house.

Police say the 26-year-old woman was startled by noises around 2:30 a.m. They say that's when she found a man looking through her things. Police say the woman screamed and the intruder took off with her cell phone.

The victim was not harmed during the incident.