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Couple wakes to find stranger holding toddler inside their home

TEMPE, Ariz. – If you ask parents of young children, it is not uncommon for them to wake up in the middle of the night.

When a Tempe couple woke up to the sounds of their young daughter crying, they didn’t think anything was unusual.

However, they were stunned to find a stranger holding their 2-year-old daughter in their living room.

Tempe police told KPHO the child’s mother knew something was wrong when she saw the door to her daughter’s room was closed.

The child’s father ended up fighting with the stranger, who was identified as 34-year-old Oren Cohen.

Cohen was arrested on suspicion of burglary and aggravated assault.

At this point, investigators are trying to figure out how he got into the couple’s home and why he had the little girl.