STOCKTON, CA (CNN/KOVR) -- A shower shock: a teenager spooks an alleged burglar by hiding out in the shower of her home. Not only was she shocked when he barged through the bathroom door, but so was he.
Sophie Castaneda says, (while making a knocking sound) "Like that at first and then they started... then going off and ringing the doorbells, keeping it on for a second."
Sophie was just getting ready for school Tuesday morning. When someone wouldn't stop knocking on the door. Castaneda says, "I heard glass breaking."
Someone broke the family room window, so Sophie bolted to the bathroom. She says, "I was scared and I was just like in the shower hiding and then um the people came to the door and they started trying to open the door but I locked it and at that point I was laying down the bathtub shaking like a lot."
But the burglar didn't give up trying to get in. Castaneda says, "I was thinking that I was going to die, I was thinking what my mom would be thinking if she found me dead in the bathtub."
And once the bad guy got into the bathroom, Castaneda says, "Would not stop staring in my eyes, just looked in my eyes."
Sophie says the guy stood there for about five seconds, then left and escaped out the back door. That's when she called 911 and her mother. Her mome Nikki Castaneda says, "When I saw this is when my heart just dropped and that's when I just had to hug Sophie, just give her the biggest of hugs because this is a violent act."
A violent act that's left Sophie terrified in her own home. And even though the emotions are still raw, Sophie's bravery is nothing short of extraordinary; a 13-year-old in the most frightening situation of her life, handling it better than many adults. Her mom says, "I have told her over and over how proud I am. She's amazing."
Sophie hopes that her story inspires other teens if they are ever in a similar situation to do the same thing.
The suspect is still on the run, and this is the second time in three months that the family's home has been broken into.