An 11-year-old girl was left ‘scared to death’ after she opened her closet and discovered a wanted man hiding inside.
Presley Brown, from Oklahoma, had been using her phone in her en suite bathroom when she looked up and saw the man’s reflection in her mirror.
As he emerged from her walk-in closet, he told her: ‘Don’t be scared, little girl.’
Presley immediately started screaming, which alerted her father, who then tackled the man before he fled with $100 of her birthday money.
Presley told WNEP-TV: ‘I started screaming bloody murder. I hope no other men come in my closet.’
The girl’s mother, Monica Brown, described hearing her daughter’s panic.
She said: ‘We hear her scream… We meet her in the hallway. She’s literally, she’s just crying. He could have put his hand over her mouth.
‘Who knows what could have happened, but now it just makes us a lot more aware.’
Earlier in the day, builders had warned the family that they had seen somebody running through the home.
After phoning the police, the suspect, identified as Race Cox, 26, was caught.
Cox, who was wanted on at least one felony warrant, is being held in Carter County Jail on a $40,000 bail bond.
Since the incident, Presley said she’s now too scared to go into her bathroom.
‘Every time I come in my closet or my room or my bathroom, anywhere, I just think about it and like I remember how scary it was.’
Source: WNEP-TV News
By: Lincoln Kyle September (firstname.lastname@example.org)