Las Vegas grandmother credits home security system after stranger breaks into house | News
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A grandmother is still in shock after a stranger smashed a window to get into her home. Everything was filmed. She only shared her terrifying ordeal with FOX5 on the condition that her name be withheld.
The Las Vegas grandmother was not home when the burglary happened on Wednesday, February 2 at around 6.30pm, but six cameras were rolling and alerted her phone.
In the video, a stranger walks up to his home near Buffalo and Alta, even looking at a camera before opening the door and letting himself into his yard. He walked to a window and picked up a large stone and threw it. He then took out the screen and the glass with his bare hands to get inside.
“My son is usually here with my granddaughters and we have a family dinner,” said the woman who lives in the house.
That night, the grandmother was at her son’s house about 10 minutes away. After having dinner, she checked her phone and saw the alert and called 911.
“I can’t express the feeling I had. I had fear, anger, rage. I was practically having a panic attack when I had 911 on the phone while driving,” she said.
She hadn’t watched the entire video that shows the man leaving and wasn’t sure he was still there when she arrived.
“I was very adamant about coming to my house immediately as quickly as possible because my dog was there and that was actually my only concern,” she said.
There was blood everywhere, but the dog was fine.
Searching for the man, officers entered with firearms and a helicopter circled the area. Officers noticed a trail of blood and followed it to two gas stations where they arrested a suspect.
In addition to $300, the cheeky burglar also stole Grandma’s sense of security.
“It really bothered me. I had the worst nightmare, double in fact. Twice I woke up and had another where I was kidnapped and pulled out my window,” she said.
The woman had never seen the criminal before and believes her home was randomly targeted.
“If I didn’t have the cameras in the ring, we never would have caught this man… I highly recommend some type of surveillance. It’s about $10 a month for all six cameras… It can happen anywhere. It can happen to anyone at any time… It’s a scary feeling,” she said.