BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — In a scene reminiscent of “Psycho,” police say a hatchet-wielding man broke into a California home Friday afternoon, swept aside a shower curtain, and allegedly tried to attack a woman who had been showering.
She tried to defend herself but was reportedly taken to the ground by Kyler Kuehl, who stands 6-feet 5-inches and weighs 225 pounds, according to a warrant filed in court by police.
The woman’s husband arrived and held Kuehl down, authorities say.
When officers arrived at the southwest Bakersfield home, Kuehl was on the master bathroom floor with his hands tied behind his back with a belt, according to the warrant. The woman suffered an injury the was reportedly non-life-threatening.
According to officials, the woman said she believed Kuehl was a neighbor.
Kuehl, 59, appeared in court on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and committing a burglary with the intent to commit rape.
His bail has been set at $25,000.