Woman hides from intruder in closet

2013-07-15T18:00:00Z 2013-07-15T21:20:06Z Woman hides from intruder in closetTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 15, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

A Union Township woman hiding in a basement closet from an intruder repeatedly told emergency dispatchers, "they are going to kill me."

Authorities were called at 7:25 p.m. Friday to a home in the 100 North block of County Road 750 West for a burglary in progress.

Police officers arrived and entered the home after finding the front door had been forced open. They found no intruder in the home.

They did find the homeowner in a basement closet. Police said the woman was visibly shaken, but not physically hurt.

Investigators said the woman heard a hard knock at her front door about 7:20 p.m. and saw an adult man outside her door. She told police she wasn't expecting anyone, so she didn't answer the door. She said there was a dark sedan in her driveway.

The man continued to knock for about five minutes, she told police. Then she heard a loud crashing sound. That's when she ran to the basement closet.

Police said nothing in the house appeared to be disturbed, but police said the door frame was sheared off from the drywall. The door's deadbolt was bent, police said.

Officer found a black boot print on the door and a fingerprint.

Authorities said there are no suspects.

About 3 p.m. that day, police investigated a burglary in the 200 North block of 750 West. According to police, the homeowner's son found the front door of the home was forced open. A TV, commemorative pocket knife and jewelry were reported stolen.

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