PITTSBURG, Calif. - It was like a scene from a horror movie that began at the Pittsburg/Baypoint BART Station.
But for BART station agent Crystal Stafford, it was all too real.
"I had no idea if i would ever make it out of this car again," said Stafford.
Stafford had ended her shift at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday, and walked to her red Kia parked in her usual spot reserved for BART employees.
She says she hit the unlock button, got in, drove ten minutes to her home in Pittsburg and pulled into her driveway.
"I turned around and saw this person in my car and my heart just stopped.
I started yelling and screaming what are doing in my car. He's like "woa, woa, woa"
"I'm trying to get out tof the car. I'm still strapped in my seat belt and i got out. I left the car running," said Stafford.
She called Pittsburg police. When officers arrived he was still sitting in the back seat, next to the car seat Stafford's two-year-old uses.
"Police say he thought it was his Lyft driver. He was drunk," she said.
Stafford says she did smell alcohol in the car but wasn't sure what it was from. She says she thinks the intruder got into he car when she hit the unlock button on her key chain and got in at the same time as her.
"It frightens me that I didn't see him until I pulled in the driveway," she said.
The experience has left her shaken.
"Each and every time I get in this car now I am back in the moment. I see his face. I don't know how long it will take to get over that," said Stafford.