Although the article itself differs a bit from what happened to my friend/neighbor the title would have been exactly the same!
Chatty burglar overstays welcome, gets arrested
WINNSBORO, Texas - An apparently intoxicated suspect chatted with a burglary victim long enough for officers to arrive and arrest him, authorities said.
Sheriff's Chief Deputy Debbie Foster said a woman saw a man breaking into her home, and she called her husband.
The husband hurried home and saw Baker making his getaway. He called 911 before heading over to talk to the suspect, whom he knows. The men chatted by the side of the road until deputies arrived.
Her story is a bit more frightening.
She only lives a block from my house but the strangest thing is that this guy could have picked a house with easier access to the back yard. He choose someone who lived alone with her two kids (only the 3 year old girl was there) that has a 6 foot high fence surrounding her backyard- it is not easy to get in there! Even her neighbor's house would have been easier (also a friend of mine, also home alone with two kids). Perhaps he did it for the privacy. What apparently happened was he opened a window and crawled into the house. Then he proceeded to help himself to a few beers from the fridge, some of which he went back outside to drink. Then he came back inside and at some point let her cat in. He also found some gum. Later he went through her purse and took all of her credit cards.
He did all of this while she was asleep. Then he went upstairs and had to pass by her sleeping daughter and came into her room. She told me she woke up to a knife pointed at her neck! She stayed calm and just asked what he wanted. She was ready to do whatever he asked of her until she could either get the knife or disable him enough to grab her daughter and run. She had no clue what he wanted. After she said a few words to him he told her he let her cat back in. She said, "thanks." They chatted some more. Then he asked where her purse was. She led him on a wild goose chase through the house so that she could grab her daughter and call the police. As soon as she sent him downstairs she did just that and locked her and her daughter in her bedroom where luckily there was a phone. She called the police and told him to go away. He left when she told him about calling 911 but they caught him right outside. She got everything back that he tried to take and no one was hurt! It was a very happy ending and maybe a good thing that he was drunk or it could have ended much worse.
She is lucky her doors lock- two of our bedroom doors are broken and probably won't lock. The other one locks but it has no exit but straight down. And no phone. At least in the other two rooms we can get out by the windows and in my son's room by the balcony. And our room has a phone.