Woman accused of breaking into home, crawling in bed with girl

Woman accused of breaking into home, crawling in bed with girl

A St. Paul woman broke into a stranger’s home, climbed into bed with the family’s sleeping 9-year-old daughter and put her arm around the girl, according to charges filed Thursday.

Shannon M. Kiesner, 26, had been drinking earlier in the day, and terrorized the St. Paul family by breaking glass and screaming, according to one count of first-degree criminal damage to property filed in Ramsey County District Court.

According to the complaint: On Tuesday, a woman who lives in the home heard a noise at the door and thought it was her husband returning home from work. She opened the window shade and saw Kiesner standing on the other side of the door.

Kiesner tried to open the door. The woman called her husband, and Kiesner began breaking glass and screaming, “Help! Please!”

The woman and her children hid in a bathroom and called police, the complaint said.

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