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A California woman is frightened the robbers, who fled after they were caught in her front door.
Surveillance video captured two masked men kicking in the front door of a California house, in an apparent attempt to break-in — a woman’s screams sent them running.
The owner, Darren Leggett, told Fox News that the break-in happened Wednesday morning around 8:30 pm in the san jose, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Leggett said as he walked out of his house to his oldest son, away at school, and his wife — the personal trainer — and a nine-year-old son was still at home when the burglars first knocked, and then when it started to kick in the front door.
Surveillance video captured two masked men kicking in the front door of a California house, then take it off when they realized someone was in the house.
“To kick the door in, which is pretty wild. I don’t think that’s ever happened in san jose, which is pretty funny. This is something out of a movie,” Leggett told Fox News.
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He said he and his wife, who had been in the shower at the time, began to feel the house shake as the men tried to force themselves on the inside.
After hearing her dogs bark constantly and at all of the pounding, Leggett said his wife grabbed a towel and hurried down the stairs to see what was going on, and just as the men kicked the doors open. Leggett’s wife is heard screaming his name on the inside of the house, and the suspects bolted.
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Leggett said that he did not recognize the man, who was not wearing a mask in the surveillance video, adding that he thought his home was targeted at random. He also said that his wife would have made it more difficult for them to get away with anything. “I don’t want to mess with my wife,” Leggett told Fox News.
The San jose Police department Lt. Brandon Wick, told KGO-TV that investigators were pursuing several leads. Leggett said that the suspects, who he called “very tough” and were still on the run from the Sunday evening.