Horrifying surveillance footage shows an intruder breaking into a home in Lake County, Tennessee as a frightened mother and her child hide inside.
Kean Winchester, 26, says she and her two-year-old son, Memphis, were relaxing in their living room on October 14 when they heard strange sounds.
“I heard a very loud bang, and it was no ordinary bang,” said Ms Winchester wbbj. “And then all of a sudden he started shouting, ‘Help, help!'”
As surveillance video shows, Ms Winchester was hearing a man punching and hitting her window, moaning and screaming, and finally breaking the glass with a piece of firewood. After the window was broken, the mad intruder jumped inside.
Once she realized what was happening, Ms Winchester says she ran upstairs and locked herself and her son in the bathroom. As soon as a stranger attacked her home, she called 911.
“I mean honestly, I was shaken,” Ms Winchester recalled. “I just wasn’t crying. I was just breathing hard, shivering, begging the dispatcher to call your police here, please.”
Police arrived just 10 minutes later, Ms Winchester says. It is not clear whether they arrested or charged the man, or whether he was there when officers arrived. Granthshala For more information contact the Tiptonville Police Department.
In a Facebook post, Ms Winchester said she and her young son were safe but in shock.
“We’re fine,” wrote the mother. “We’re still in shock. We’re learning how to re-home our house. It’s going to take some time, especially for me… Every time I close my eyes, I replay the whole situation. I live. Over and over again. Any loud sound around me scares me.”
Ms Winchester said the intruder, whom she did not know, had damaged more than her home.
“He just didn’t break into our house,” she wrote. “He completely broke the inside of me. It was scary. Memphis is afraid to be in a room and hear the noise. He is asking ‘Mother, what is that?’ I’m too scared to stay in my house.”
The troubled mother also thanked those who expressed sympathy online.
“Thank you so much for all the shares and the sweetest comments,” wrote Ms Winchester. “It spreads awareness of what can happen to anyone.”
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