CALEXICO — Police here are warning people to be cautious about leaving doors to their residences unlocked after a man broke into a house while the resident was home.
The case occurred at 9:16 a.m. Sunday as a 54-year-old woman was sitting in her living room reading a newspaper.
According to police Lt. Jim Neujahr, the woman's dog, who was next to her, started growling and looking toward the kitchen. The woman told her dog to be quiet, but when the dog would not stop, she decided to take a look in the kitchen.
That's when she found herself facing an intruder. He was wearing black gloves and had entered the house in the 700 block of Encinas Avenue through an unlocked door.
When she saw the man in her kitchen, the woman tried to escape from the house but the man blocked her way and took hold of her. At that point, Neujahr said, the man "tells her not to say anything or do anything."