Teen outwits burglars by hiding in closet

March 21, 2013 4:38:36 PM PDT
Police in San Diego County are crediting the bravery of a teenage girl who kept her wits while three intruders broke into her home.

Doyin Oladipupo, 15, was home alone when burglars ransacked her home. She heard the doorbell ring and then the alarm of the home security system. She grabbed the phone, called 911, and hid in the closet.

"I was so scared. I could see them, and I thought they were going to see me," she said.

The 911 dispatcher had the high schooler remain silent on the line and tap on the phone to answer questions.

When the officers arrived, they found three people loading property into a stolen car. They arrested two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old man.


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