The threat of someone breaking into your home to steal your belongings is horrifying. Our homes are our private sanctuaries. And we don’t want anyone coming into our space without a proper invitation. Nevertheless, burglars and twisted intruders break into houses all the time across the country. Burglars like to go into homes when they feel no one is there to catch them.
They’ll target homes that are vacant or homes with people who have gone on vacation. Burglars are crafty and don’t want to get caught. But like anything, sometimes a burglar or home invader gets caught – and we love to hear those stories.
An intruder broke into a house in February 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska when Shane was left home alone. Shane was nine and not ready to protect the house from a break in. Shane was in his room upstairs when he heard someone trying to break through the front door. He thought it was his mom home early, but then he knew it wasn’t her. She had a key. This person was breaking and entering.
“I was upstairs when it happened,” Shane told KOLN. “I thought it was my mom because I heard someone trying to open the door and I thought it was her trying to unlock the door with her keys.”
Shane found himself staring into the eyes of a stranger. The creep was wearing a ski mask and breathing heavy. It was like a scene from a horror movie. And Shane was terrified.
The criminal locked eyes on the nine-year-old boy. And he started moving closer – with intentions that were unclear. The criminal might have wanted to silence Shane. He might have wanted to do much worse.
“It seemed like he wanted me because when he saw me he just slowly walked toward me and he didn’t look at anything else. He just kept his eyes on me,” Shane told KOLN.
He thought the boy would be an easy victim. It was unclear if he was a sexual predator or just wanted to silence the boy because he had caught him in the act of breaking into the house. But Shane was terrified and thought the man was coming after him.
“The dude started chasing me upstairs and I called my dog down, and they started to fight.”
But the criminal did not account for all factors. The family’s pit bull terrier, Baby Girl, was not excited about how the masked intruder was chasing Shane. She was prepared to take control of the situation and teach the masked burglar a lesson.
If it wasn’t for Baby Girl, Shane,
“It was in a blink of an eye, and I was really scared. Because, it was only me home and I didn’t know who it was, and the only protection I had was my dogs,” Shane said.
Later, a neighbor called Shane’s mom to report the burglary. The man appeared to enter the home shortly after his mother had left him home alone.
Good thing his dog was there to save the day.