Suspicious man found hiding in woman's home

Manhunt underway for a mysterious man found hiding in a woman's closet. (PHOTO: ECSO)

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) A scary encounter for an Escambia County woman after she finds a man hiding in her closet.

We just spoke to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO).

They told Channel 3 News a woman was in her backyard and noticed things had been moved when she returned inside her home located off Rose Petal Lane in the Cantonment area just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Major Andrew Hobbs said the woman found a black male in all black clothing hiding her closet.

She pepper sprayed him and brief scuffled happened, Maj. Hobbs said.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for the suspect on-foot and by vehicle.

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