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"I Want to Rape Your Wife" Says Man Who Rang Couple's Doorbell

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An Irvine couple had quite the wake up call Sunday morning, when a troubled man rang their doorbell at 6:30 a.m. and calmly informed the husband he was there to rape his wife and was challenging the husband to a duel.

Janet Figueroa, the wife in question, told the OC Register what happened that morning:

"My doorbell started ringing frantically. My husband and I jumped up, dressed and ran downstairs as fast as possible. I got there first and had the good instinct to not open the door. My husband soon arrived and raised the window to ask the man standing there what he wanted. "He calmly replied, 'I want to rape your wife.'

"It was immediately clear to us that this was a very troubled person - as he also appeared disheveled. He left for a moment, but then came right back and started taunting my husband, calling him a 'sissy' and challenging him to come outside to fight."

The couple notified the authorities, however when Irvine Police Department officers arrived at the home, the suspect was not cooperative. Based on his behavior during the incident, the officers placed him on a mental health (section 5150) hold, and he was taken to an undisclosed facility for psychiatric evaluation. No one was hurt during the bizarre episode.