BEAUMONT (CBSLA.com) — A man was caught on camera burglarizing a Beaumont home while the owner was home.
The security footage camera caught the man hopping the backyard wall and opening the back sliding glass door into Michelle’s Beaumont home.READ MORE: Nurses Get Into Physical Altercation, Temporarily Shutting Down Vaccination Clinic In Beaumont
The break-in triggered the alarm when she was alone upstairs, getting ready for work.
“So I picked up my phone. I started dialing 911. I came and shut the door,” Michelle recalled.
She sent a text to a friend that read: “This is not a joke. I’m on the phone with 911. Someone tried to brake (break) in, they opened the back door and set off the motion sensor. I’m so scared…I’m texting you off my iPad.”
“I was thinking what if he comes upstairs,” Michelle recalled. “I was thinking of hiding and then looked around everywhere to see what I could use as a weapon.”READ MORE: 'A Little Las Vegas': West Hollywood Residents Say New Digital Billboard On Sunset Strip Lights Up Their Homes Around The Clock
She said she felt trapped inside her bedroom and thought about using her curling iron as a weapon and jumping out of her second-story bedroom window.
The police came, but the burglar was gone by then. Watching video of the burglar is scary, but knowing that she could have come face to face with him was terrifying.
“If I woke up a little bit earlier, if I didn’t push that snooze, I would’ve been down here when he would have came in,” Michelle said.
Michelle’s warm, safe feeling she once had being at her home is now gone, along with her purse.
The alarm was installed to protect her while her military husband was at work.MORE NEWS: Permanent Supportive Housing Building In Skid Row Celebrates Grand Opening With Virtual Event
Beaumont police said they have not arrested the burglar, and this appeared to be an isolated incident.