Teen makes desperate 911 call as her home is burglarized
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOCO) -- Two young girls hid inside a closet and called 911 while a man burglarized their home.
Fourteen-year-old Andrea Gonzalez was just about to get out of bed to get ready for school on Friday morning when she heard a knock at the door.
Gonzalez said it was a man outside she didn't recognize.
"I just ignored it and waited until he left," Gonzalez said.
But the man went around to the back of the house and began banging on the back door.
At that point Gonzalez hid in the closet and called 911. She eventually woke up her 12-year-old sister and brought her into the closet as well.
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KOCO obtained a copy of the 911 call from Oklahoma City police. During the call, you can hear Gonzalez frantically ask for help and give police a description of the man trying to break into their home.
Dispatcher: "911, what's your emergency?"
Gonzalez: "There's someone outside my door."
Dispatcher: "OK honey, stay on the line. Do you know who it is?"
Gonzalez: "No it's someone trying to break in, he has a long stick and he's trying to break in."
"He keeps hitting, please hurry."
While Gonzalez was on the phone, she said she could hear him break through the back door to get inside.
"He came in the house, I could hear his footsteps," Gonzalez said.
The man even came into the room where the girls were hiding in the closet.
"I was just wondering what was going to happen next, was I going to die today, what was going to happen?" Gonzalez said.
However, the man never heard the girl on the phone.
The girl's description of the man helped police catch the suspect within a matter of minutes.
Gonzalez said it was a terrifying experience she will never forget.
"It was something I've never done before," Gonzalez said.