A Palo Alto woman prevented a would-be burglar from entering her home last night by yelling at the man, Palo Alto police said.
The 33-year-old woman was in her bedroom at the residence on the 500 block of Thain Way near Maybell Avenue and El Camino Real when she heard popping noises at about 6:53 p.m.
She went into the kitchen and heard more popping noises. When she looked into the living room, she saw a man trying to pry open her window with a tool, Agent Marianna Villaescusa said.
The woman yelled at the man, who fled. The would-be thief was wearing all dark clothing and a dark hood or beanie. He was of unknown age or race, Villaescusa said.