A Cobb County woman walked in on a burglar ransacking her home Tuesday morning, according to Channel 2 Action News.
She ended up in the hospital, after the home invader ran over her trying to escape, the station said.
Shane McPherson, the woman’s across-the-street neighbor near Kennesaw, told Channel 2 the community was shaken.
“This is our neighborhood,” McPherson said. We’re all really tight around here and watch out for each other’s backs and we know when someone gets affected. We all feel it.”
McPherson said his neighbor walked in on the burglar holding an arm full of the family’s electronics. When she screamed, he took the only way out.
“When she caught him, from what I understand, he basically bull-rushed her and knocked her out of the way and went on foot somewhere,” McPherson told Channel 2.
Neighbors took her to the hospital, while police searched for the burglar, whose track ended a few streets away and then disappeared, police said.
Daytime home break-ins have been rising with the temperatures this season, police told Channel 2.
In the same neighborhood, several other daylight home break-ins have gone unsolved.
“It’s easier during the day because people are at work,” said Alicia Chilton, a spokeswoman with the Cobb County Police Department. “They generally don’t want any confrontation so they’ll knock on the door and if nobody comes to the door, it’s free game.”
Police told Channel 2 the burglar got into the home Tuesday through an unlocked rear door.
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