Upstate man says intruder raped girlfriend, shot him - FOX Carolina 21

Upstate man says intruder raped girlfriend, shot him

Posted: Updated: Nov 12, 2013 12:30 AM
The window is where the victim escaped. (Nov. 11, 2013/FOX Carolina) The window is where the victim escaped. (Nov. 11, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies are looking for an intruder who an Upstate man said broke into a house, sexually assaulted his girlfriend and then shot him, according to Drew Pinciaro of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

The man, who says his name is Seth, said an unknown man broke into their home and held him and his girlfriend at gunpoint on Sunday. He didn't want to give his last name, but said he wanted to the community to know what happened inside the home on Stallings Road.

"If this could happen to us, it could happen to anyone," Seth said.

He said the burglary held his girlfriend at gunpoint, sexually assaulted her, then ordered him onto the ground.

"I seen him move his location to the other side of the wall and at that moment, I didn't know he was raping my girlfriend," Seth said.

He said the rapist would move from room to room as he tortured and threatened to kill them.

"He toyed with me. He had me in here doing pushups. He would make me come up, halfway up, halfway down and up," Seth said.

He said at one point when the gunman went back to his girlfriend, he grabbed a cross from the dresser.

"I threw it out of the room to distract him to get his attention," Seth said.

However, he said it only made the intruder angrier, and the burglar shot him in the leg.

"I didn't let him (know) I was shot, because I was afraid he may be like a shark in water and try to finish me off as if I was a wounded animal because it was a sick individual we were dealing with," he said.

Seth said the man left his room, then he ran.

"I dashed into the bathroom and dove through two windows to try to create a diversion, which worked," Seth said.

He said as he ran to a wooded area, the burglar fired more shots then got into a car and drove off.

Deputies dusted for prints and took a report, but Seth said his scars and the emotional ones are notice enough for him to move out. Deputies said there didn't appear to be any forced entry, but Seth said he believes the intruder got into the home through an unlocked door.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

As a policy, FOX Carolina does not identify sexual assault victims. In this case, the woman and her boyfriend wanted their story told. They allowed a FOX Carolina crew to get pictures and video of the home.

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