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Police thwart break-in attempt

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Brazil woman received quite a scare on New Year's Day morning.

As the unidentified woman was sleeping, she heard something fall in her home.

After lying there for a few minutes, she said she heard something else fall, forcing her to get up.

"I walked through to the kitchen and there was a guy coming through my kitchen window," the woman told The Brazil Times. "When I saw him, he slammed the window down, and I called the police."

The woman had just witnessed an attempted break-in of her home.

According to Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen, an attempted burglary took place at the home at approximately 6 a.m.

McQueen said when officers arrived, the man was ordered to stop where he was. However, the man fled the scene, only to be apprehended approximately one block away from the woman's residence.

The man was a juvenile.

"He was detained at a juvenile facility and brought before court, where he was further detained by the judge for a later hearing," McQueen said.

McQueen said the juvenile was arrested and preliminarily charged with attempted burglary and resisting law enforcement.

"The police were here in no time," the woman said.

An investigation revealed the juvenile had attempted to break in to the woman's home from several locations.

"Instead of leaving when seeing me, he was just trying to get into the other room," she said. "His hand prints were on the window."

For the local woman, the episode was quite traumatic.

"He invaded my privacy," she said, adding she now sleeps with pepper spray and a knife. "The thing that was scary was how long he was here and still tried to get in.

"I thought when they were chasing him, there was another (burglar) in the house. As I went down the hallway, there laid a hat. But daylight came and (the police) came back. We walked around the house and (the police) were really good. But it was so scary."

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