Thieves broke in and burglarized an 88-year-old Orlando woman's home while she attended Easter sunrise service on Sunday, Orlando Police say.
"The blinds were up, and I knew something had to be wrong," Orangie Taylor said.
Taylor said the thieves gained access through a side window.
"I noticed the window was open, and I said, 'What happened here?' The window screen was out, and the window was open," Taylor said.
Taylor says she left her home just before 8 a.m. Sunday to drive to a sunrise service to celebrate Easter at her church nearby. When she arrived back home around 2 p.m., she found the back window open and some of her belongings missing.
"I ran out, and I noticed my TV and stuff was gone, and then I called the police," Taylor said.
By the time police arrived, the burglar was long gone. In addition to the flat-screen TV, Taylor said thieves also made off with a DVD player.
"I thank the Lord I wasn't here. It could have been worse. They could have just taken everything out of my house, so I'm thankful, grateful that they didn't," Taylor said.
Taylor says she noticed a chair propped up against the home, which she thinks the thieves used to reach the window.
Still, she says the burglary is not going to stop her from being independent or from going to church every Sunday.
"Why should I be afraid? I'm not afraid. I've been here all this time. That could happen to anyone," Taylor said.
Orlando Police processed Taylor's home to try to track down the intruder who Taylor hopes is caught before he can hit another home.
Meanwhile, Taylor plans to get an alarm system installed in her home.
"I hope they find him, because he'll probably do it to someone else," Taylor said.