LIVE VIDEO: 10 News at Noon    Watch

Two girls hid in closet to avoid intruders

6:36 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

(WBIR - Knoxville) Two girls say they had to hide in a closet Wednesday to get away from an intruder.

Police are looking for the suspect or suspects responsible for what police are calling a burglary on Connecticut Street in Lonsdale.

The intruder didn't get away with much, but more than anything the family just wants the person caught.

10News spoke with the two girls and their mother about the experience, but they want their identities kept secret.

"My sister and I were just in the room. We were watching television, and then since the storm was really bad we decided to turn it off," said one of the girls.

That's when she says there was a knock at the door. When the girls didn't answer, the suspect started knocking on the windows and eventually the back door.

"But it wasn't just like knocking, it was slamming like they were desperate. They were slamming, and that's when me and my sister locked the door," she said.

They heard footsteps and decided to hide in this closet.

"I screamed, 'I am going to call the cops,' and my sister pretended like she was calling the cops."

She says they didn't see or hear who was in their house, but she says they got away with some cash and something more unusual, their report cards.

"Now we are not safe anywhere."

She was afraid the intruder was looking for them, but she is thankful they weren't found.

They say they do not plan on staying home alone from now on.

The family and police are asking anyone with information to call the crime hotline at 865-215-7212.

Most Watched Videos