Victim Describes Myers Flat Home Invasion
On Saturday afternoon, a woman alone in Myers Flat said she was robbed for multiple pounds of marijuana on her property on which she has an interim permit.
“I heard a knock,” the woman who wishes to remain anonymous told us. “I opened the door a little bit.” She said she saw one Hispanic male about 6 foot tall with a clean shaven, round face. But behind him she saw two or three more.
“They had masks that go across the lower part of their face,” she said.
She tried to push the door close but the men quickly shoved it open and grabbed her.
“There were three or four, she said. “One holding me.”
“They were speaking Spanish,” she said but she understood what they said. “Get all the phones,” she said the one unmasked man said. She thought she saw the men gather them all up.
She said she thought there wasn’t any left but later she discovered she had been wrong.
At this point she said, she saw her dog lunging towards the men. Things happened quickly and she says she has trouble remembering the details but she said at one point, “I saw my dog had one arm up on the couch. They had a bungee thing on her leg.”
She doesn’t know how she did it but somehow she broke free and went to her dog. “I held her because I was worried if she went after them they’d do something to hurt her.”
The woman says the men let her hold the dog. “I think they realized I wasn’t going to be doing anything,” she said.
Sitting quietly with her dog, seems to have lulled the men into discounting her. They began taking things outside and presumably to their vehicle. And, to the woman’s surprise, they all went outside at the same time.
She rushed to the door and began closing it. “One guy was shoving against it but I managed to get it closed,” she said. She deadbolted the door, she explained.
“As soon as I got the door locked, I looked around and saw one of my house phones hooked up to a landline.”
She dialed 911. “I screamed at them I was calling the police…and then went around to the backdoor to make sure it was locked,” she said.
The woman said, “I couldn’t see the vehicle [well] but it was a black SUV.” From what people in town told her later, she believes the vehicle was most likely a black Cadillac Escalade with tinted windows.
She heard them drive away. “I think they were in and out in 10 minutes” she said.
The woman said she was giving us as many details as she could remember because “I just want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”
Note: A quote has been removed because the victim didn’t believe it accurately reflected what she was feeling.