Strangers With Cameras Barge In On Home Alone Kids
Boys tell cops strangers walked around home taking pictures and reminiscing about old times.
Three strangers pushed their way into a home where two young boys were home alone, reports said.
Oak Lawn police responded to a suspicious activity call in the 9600 block of South Merton Avenue around 5:41 p.m. Oct. 20.
The mother said she went out for a while and left her sons, ages 12 and 13, home alone. When she returned home, her sons said that three strangers—one male and two females—had pushed their way into the house.
Police interviewed the 12-year-old who said he heard the doorbell ring and went to answer the back door.
The 12-year-old said three strangers stood at the back door—a man and two women— and asked if an adult was home. Police said the adults told the boy that they used to live at the house and would like to see the inside.
The boy called for his 13-year-old brother, who told the strangers that his mother was out and they could not come in.
As the older boy tried to shut the door, the man stuck his foot in the doorway and pushed his way into the house. Once inside, he told the women to join him.
The boys said the three adults walked around the house reminiscing about old times and taking pictures with their cell phones. The adults said nothing else to the boys and left the house after a couple of minutes.
The three strangers were described as:
- A male Hispanic, approximately 20 years old, five-feet-ten-inches, thin build, short black hair;
- Female Hispanic, believed to be the male’s sister, also approximately 20 years old, five-feet-four-inches, thin build, with shoulder length black hair.
- Female white, approximately 20 years old, five-feet-six-inches, long blond hair, black frame glasses and acne.
Police said the mother would sign complaints.
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