She ran back inside and saw the guy staring at her through the window. She says the suspect then tried to break into her home, but fled when he couldn't get in.
Since then, residents have been on edge, angry that there is a "Peeping Tom" in their neighborhood.
"Just the thought of someone who could do something like that invades someone privacy, that's a scary thing," resident Adora Harris said.
For now, police don't think the incident is connected to a serial rapist suspected of attacking seven women around Fayetteville.
However, neighbors say it's not the first incident in their neighborhood, so they are banding together, looking out for each other and are ready for trouble.
"We are on a watch down here, so we are going to let them know that when they come through, they are going to have to deal with it," resident Lloyd Jackson said. "You know we need to pull together as a community, take it back to the old times when you see it deal with it."
Police plan to walk the neighborhood streets on Friday, talking with residents and giving out safety tips.