EXCLUSIVE: Teen Hides In Closet During Break-In

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

Hiding in the closet, scared for her life, that’s what an Omaha teen says she was forced to do this past week after three men broke into her house while she was home alone.

In an exclusive interview with Channel Six’s Brittany Gunter, 17-year-old Any said, “It was kind of like a lifetime movie because of how hectic it was and all these things went through my head.”

Any says it was the scariest moment of her life. She asked us to hide her identity because of that fear.

It all began when she was home from school sick and alone and a man came to the door. She says he was pounding on the front door, and then another man was pounding on the back door. She didn’t recognize them, so she didn’t answer. Then the man in front broke through the glass and came inside.

Any then ran into her closet and called 911. After telling the dispatcher her address and what was happening, one of the men came into her room, so she put the phone away. “I could see him through the crack going through all of my stuff, going from side to side in the room.”

Huddled in the closet this was all she could think: “Are they going to hurt me? Are they going to see me? I thought they were going to take everything. I didn’t know how long I was going to be in there, or if I was going to have to fight back.”

Suddenly one of the men opened the closet door, looking at her face to face. “He hesitated like he wanted to come toward me, but he didn’t.”

Instead the man ran and told the others there was someone inside. The men then left. Any feels lucky she escaped without injury, but emotionally she’s still trying to get over this. “I mean not only did they take my materialistic stuff, but they also took my safety of being at home. I will never feel comfortable to be here by myself again.”


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