Grandma scares off thief who broke into her bedroom - FOX 35 News Orlando

Grandma scares off thief who broke into her bedroom

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Orlando, Florida-Orlando police are looking for the thief that stole from a grandmother, while she and her grandchildren were sleeping. The woman says, her screaming scared him away."These are the locks I just installed. " Carla King says she's not taking any chances, after a man broke into her home while she was sleeping, "I was laying here, I heard the noise."

It was 2 o'clock in the morning, when Carla realized a stranger was in her Reeves Terrace bedroom, "I looked over and he stopped and he looked at me and I screamed. I just screamed bloody murder." Carla's two small grandchildren were also in bed with her. She says the 3 and 4 year old started screaming too, "That's the only thing I could think of, was my grand kids are here in my bed and there's a man in my house and that was the most unsettling feeling and it was just horrific."

According to Carla the thief grabbed $14 from her handbag, as he crawled next to the bed,"He just stopped and looked at me and my eyes are trying to register, because it was dark and when I started screaming there's a man, he just turned so fast and he ran fast. All you could hear was the footsteps."

A neighbor and security guard ran out to help, but the man got away, "Puerto Rican, Dominican. He had a small afro. He was wearing dark clothing. Long sleeve, long pants."

But this grandmother realizes that it could have been worse, "Happy that it was enough to scare him off. Happy that he didn't try to shut me up." As her grandchildren Jermaine and Jayla try on their costumes, for a Halloween party, Carla says she won't be handing out candy this year, because she's now afraid of opening her door to strangers.

She already got the fright of her life, "That's the ultimate spook right before Halloween. I couldn't imagine anyone going through that."

And as her neighbors prepare for Halloween, Carla wants them to be on alert, just in case any scary thieves, trying stealing from them too, "I just want my neighbors to know and be aware and be careful and lookout."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Orlando Police Department.

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