A daytime burglar got the living daylights scared out of him when he kicked in the door of a home in LaPorte County, Indiana. The unidentified scumbag may have thought nobody was home. He was wrong.
Rachel Rhodes, 30, was at home taking a nap with her baby daughter. Rhodes is also five months pregnant, and between her pregnancy and her baby girl she probably needs to take advantage of any opportunity for sleep she can get.
Her slumber was interrupted last Friday when she heard her front door being kicked in at about 11:30, but she didn’t take the news lying down.
A pregnant LaPorte County woman with her baby daughter taking a nap suddenly found herself holding a butcher knife up to a strange man who kicked in her front door.
Rachel Rhodes, 30, said Friday once she realized what was happening her fear turned into an act of survival.
“I felt like a mama bear protecting my cubs basically,” said Rhodes.
About 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the Mill Creek area woman heard knocking on her door then several kicks, which broke the door open.
Rhodes, in her fifth month of pregnancy, grabbed the kitchen knife and confronted the man, who quickly fled.
He was driving a dark green Cadillac and looked to be 25 to 35 years old and clean shaven, police said.
“You never think it will happen to you and if he comes back I’ll be even more ready,” said Rhodes.
Police believe the man, thinking nobody was home, wanted to burglarize the home.
By “even more ready” I sincerely hope that Ms. Rhodes means she will be armed with a gun if another scumbag ever kicks in her front door. She was lucky this time, because this opportunistic burglar decided to beat feet when he saw that the house wasn’t as empty as he’d guessed.
When a burglar invades a home that they know to be occupied, however, it’s safe to assume that they’re willing to do lethal violence to whomever they meet inside.
The po-po have a pretty good lead on him, because how many opportunistic burglars drive Cadillacs? After they run photos of all the POS Catera owners in the area, Rhodes will pick out his clean-shaven mug from the rogues’ gallery and the jig will be up.